Storm surge waves, Kalalau, Hawaii 1978

Childs, Iraphne R. (1978) Storm surge waves, Kalalau, Hawaii 1978. [Image]

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Close-up of waves covering Kalalau Beach completely, during a north Pacific winter storm (January). A strenuous 11 mile hiking trail, follows the rugged and spectacular Na Pali (lit. Big cliffs) along the north-west coast of the island of Kauai, ending at the Kalalau valley and beach, inaccessible except by boat or hiking trail. While the coast is spectacular, the seas and beaches along this part of Kauai are treacherous, characterised by strong currents, unseen rips and dangerous shorebreaks, unsafe for swimming.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: waves; coasts
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
United States of AmericaHawaiiNa Pali coastKalalau beach
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