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Dangerous large breaking waves of 20 to 30 feet predicted for parts of Hawaii Island.

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Good morning Big Island,

We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Today, the National Weather Service’s high surf warning has been updated. The dangerous 20 to 30 feet breaking waves are forecast to continue to Saturday for parts of the Big Island.

Tis the season for Christmas and holiday parades and activities. Hilo kicks off the parades on Nov. 26 with the return of its downtown festivities. A list of other parades around the Big Island is in the story. There also is a craft fair in Kona this weekend.

We have a video for gardeners, how a federal grant to Hoʻōla Farms in Hilo will help veterans, a water advisory because of a wastewater discharge, a post about a new mural in Kona and information on a keiki canoe club that inspires Hawaiian culture.

Have a great weekend and mahalo for your readership.


UPDATE: Dangerously large breaking waves of 20 to 30 feet now forecast through Saturday night for parts of Big Island

Update 7:30 a.m. Friday: A large medium period swell from the north-northeast direction (010-030 degrees) will move into Hawaiian waters today. North-facing shores on the Big Island will continue to see warning-level surf lasting through Saturday.

The forecast calls for dangerously large breaking waves of 20 to 30 feet along north-facing shores until 6 p.m. Saturday for north-facing shores of the Big Island, Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi and Maui.





Hilo Christmas parade returns in full glory on Nov. 26 By Nathan Christophel

A glorious glow of thousands of twinkling and steadily shining bright lights will again bathe Downtown Hilo in holiday spirit on Satruday with the return of a yuletide tradition.

Nearly 40 entries and more than 700 people will ring in the most wonderful time of the year, marching, driving, riding or walking while ablaze in festive fashion during the 2022 Hilo Christmas Lights Parade.





New set of short videos available to help prevent spread of garden pests and diseases

A new set of short online videos is providing another tool to backyard gardeners and small-scale farmers for fighting back against pests and diseases.

Sharing cuttings and seedlings is a beloved and longstanding practice, but sharing comes with risk. What begins as a pleasant exchange can become a long-term headache as ants, scale insects, slug eggs, fungi and other pests stealthily hitchhike into well-maintained gardens.





Hoʻōla Farms in Hilo receives $750,000 USDA grant for veterans program

Hoʻōla Farms in Hilo is one of four organizations awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant through the federal agency’s program to enhance agricultural opportunities for military veterans.

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture selected projects offering onsite, hands-on training and classroom education that lead to a comprehensive understanding of successful farm and ranch operations and management practices. The goal is to ensure pathways for military veterans interested in pursuing careers in agriculture.





Wastewater discharge into Puhi Bay in Hilo prompts advisory

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is advising the public to remain out of the waters from Puhi Bay to Onekahakaha in Hilo because of a discharge of partially treated wastewater from the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant.

According to the Health Department, an estimated 2.2 million gallons of partially treated sewage began spilling into the bay at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The discharge was stopped by 8:30 a.m. Thursday.





41st annual Christmas Treasures Art, Jewelry, Gift and Craft Fair scheduled in Kona

If you’re looking for a one-stop-shopping experience for all your Christmas gift needs, look no farther than Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel this weekend.

The 41st annual JoAnn “Goose” William’s Christmas Treasures Art, Jewelry, Gift and Craft Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the hotel in downtown Kailua-Kona.





Keauhou Canoe Club inspires students with Hawaiian culture, paddling fun

A program born out of a partnership between the Keauhou Canoe Club and West Hawai‘i Explorations Academy is challenging the school’s eighth-graders to learn and grow in ways they never could while sitting in a classroom.

Na Mea Kupaianaha, which means “discovery of wondrous or amazing things,” is a monthly program offered by the canoe club that shares fitness, fun and Hawaiian culture through the sport of outrigger canoe paddling with the students.





Palani Road mural tells story of Kona’s famed love song about Kamehameha II

A new visually stunning mural on Palani Road in Historic Kailua Village tells the story of Kona’s famed song Kona Kai ʻOpua about Kamehameha II (Liholiho) and his lover.

The Kailua Village Business Improvement District partnered with Lydia8 and EMPRESS: All-Wāhine Arts Festival to create the mural. Kukui Mahoney and John “Prime” Hina provided artistic creativity. The wall space was provided by Aloha Kia and Allan Jose.





Queen Kaʻahumanu Center’s holiday happenings

From live music, to local pop-up shops, and pictures with Santa, there’s something for everyone at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center this holiday season. Here’s the holiday happenings through the end of December. 



Hawaiian Homes Commission Releases 2023 Meeting Schedule

The Hawaiian Homes Commission, the nine-person executive board that governs the Department of Hawaiian Homes Lands, has approved and announced its 2023 meeting calendar. 




Kauai Weather Forecast for November 25, 2022

Locally strong and gusty winds will continue today for portions of the islands, as a weakening cold front lingers east of the Big Island. Northeast winds… 



Kauai Surf Forecast for November 25, 2022

A large medium period swell from the north-northeast direction (010-030 degrees) will move into Hawaiian waters today. North facing shores will continue to see… 



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Russ Roberts


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