|Calm before the waves: This Sunday, Aug. 15 photo from the Meadows in Ocean View shows smooth waters off South Point.|
The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory today. See more below. Photo by Bob Martin
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Only jury trials for civil, criminal, and family court are postponed. “All other court proceedings – many of which are conducted remotely by Zoom – will be held as scheduled,” states the message from the Judiciary
Hawaiʻi courts earlier implemented health screenings, temperature checks, and reconfigured courtrooms to ensure social distancing and plexiglass barriers. The Judiciary provides hand sanitizer, masks, and face shields.
|Celebrate Ka`u will be in the future,|
as COVID restrictions on gatherings
led to the cancellation this weekend.
POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE IS THE 140TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND FIRST FARM FESTIVAL this weekend at Kaʻū High & Pahala Elementary. With new statewide gathering restrictions and additional attempts to tamp down a surge in COVID cases on this island, the sponsor O Kaʻū Kakou and the school are putting the celebration off into the future, at a time when alumni, families and friends can gather on the campus.
A SOUTH SWELL IS BUILDING AND COULD POUND SHORES THROUGH WEDNESDAY, according to the National Weather Service. It issued a high surf advisory for all south facing shores until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Waves are expected to roll in at eight to 12 feet, the highest since the Independence Day weekend. NWS urges caution among beachgoers, boaters, and swimmers. The only lifeguards in Kaʻū are at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach.