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World Oceans Day at Hapuna Beach Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet day event set for Hapuna Beach Friday (June 8)

Celebrate the third annual World Oceans Day, “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area on June 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public, except for a $5 parking fee at Hapuna Beach for non-Hawai‘i residents.

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A Nevada man died after encountering problems in waters at Hapuna Beach Park on Thursday (November 12).

In response to a 2:53 p.m. call, South Kohala officers responded to a possible drowning. When they arrived, they learned that 80-year-old Glen Giles of Las Vegas had been about 20 yards out in the water when he called for help.

Nevada man dead from possible drowning at Hapuna Beach Thursday (Nov 12)

A Nevada man died after encountering problems in waters at Hapuna Beach Park on Thursday (November 12). In response to a 2:53 p.m. call, South Kohala officers responded to a possible drowning. When they arrived, they learned that 80-year-old Glen Giles of Las Vegas had been about 20 yards out in the water when he […]

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Man suffers shark attack at Hapuna Beach Wednesday (March 18)

A Kansas man suffered a shark attack Wednesday (March 18) at Hapuna Beach Park. In response to an 11:46 a.m. call, South Kohala officers responded to Hapuna Beach and learned that a 58-year-old man from Overland Park, Kansas, had been snorkeling with family at the south point of the beach when a shark bit him […]

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Laaloa, Kahaluu, Kohanaiki and Hapuna Beaches to close at noon today (Jan 21) due to high surf

Following the recommendation of Hawaii County Ocean Safety personnel, the DLNR Division of State Parks is closing the Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area beach area at 12:00 pm today. Large waves are scheduled to reach this area, mid-afternoon, but wave models show a significant ground swell system thus the closure before the actual arrival of […]

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Teen who drowned at Hapuna Beach is identified

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body recovered from an underwater cavern system near Hapuna Beach on Wednesday (December 17) as 13-year-old Gwyneth Agustin Borromeo, also known as Jayson, of Waikoloa.

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Missing teen’s body recovered from sea cave at Hapuna

On Wednesday (Dec 17) body of a 13-year-old boy who went missing after jumping into the ocean at Hapuna Beach Sunday has been recovered. The boy jumped from 15-foot cliff into the ocean but never resurfaced according to his friends. Coast Guard and HFD crews spent three days searching for the teen with helicopters, boats […]

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$850,000 released for Hapuna and Mauna Kea Recreational Areas

Senator Malama Solomon, District 4 – Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona, today released the following statement on the release of $850,000 capital improvement project funds for the state recreation areas on Hawaii Island.

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Repairs to Hapuna Beach parking lots begins Monday (Feb 11)

Starting Monday (Feb 11), the DLNR will begin paving repairs to the main parking areas at the Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Additional work will be completed at the Waialea section of the park. The project is expected to take 90 days to complete, or sooner.

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DLNR to close Hapuna Beach, Kakaha Kai parks (July 4)

DLNR to close Hapuna Beach, Kakaha Kai parks (July 4)

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources will close Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kekaha Kai State Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. Hapuna Beach SRA, including the Waialea Bay section, and Kekaha Kai State Park, including the Maniniowali (Kua Bay) and Mahaiula sections, will both close early. “We are closing […]

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Shark sighting update (July 25)

Shark sighting update (July 25)

Shark sighting off Hapuna Beach Sunday (July 24). Video via YouTube. Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Big Island beaches were closed along four stretches of the Kohala Coast after authorities spotted at least five large sharks lurking about early Monday. A Fire Department spokesman said the county helicopter conducted aerial surveys early Monday after […]

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Sometime between 5:15 p.m. and 5:20 p.m., an unknown male tried to remove a handbag from a 56-year old female in the upper parking lot area at Hapuna Beach State Park. 

The suspect is described as 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11, slim with brown hair parted in the middle and wearing a white t-shirt and shorts.

Man tries to rob woman at Hapuna Beach Sunday (May 29)

Sometime between 5:15 p.m. and 5:20 p.m., an unknown male tried to remove a handbag from a 56-year old female in the upper parking lot area at Hapuna Beach State Park. The suspect is described as 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11, slim with brown hair parted in the middle and wearing a white t-shirt and shorts.

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Quince Mento, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director, said the object was planned to be detonated by military personnel today (Feb 18). Hawaii County Civil Defense reported at 11:12 a.m. that Hapuna Beach Park had re-open to the public.

Hapuna Beach opened after being closed for ordnance investigation

Quince Mento, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director, said the object was planned to be detonated by military personnel today (Feb 18). Hawaii County Civil Defense reported at 11:12 a.m. that Hapuna Beach Park had re-open to the public.

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Lingle releases $250,000 for park energy improvements

Lingle releases $250,000 for park energy improvements

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has released $250,000 to improve the energy efficiency of state parks and Department of Land and Natural Resources facilities on the Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. This project is in addition to the $1.87 billion public infrastructure construction plan unveiled by Lingle in December 2008 to stimulate the economy […]

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UPDATED: Teen drowning at Hapuna Beach Sunday

View Larger Map UPDATE FROM POLICE MEDIA RELEASE On Sunday (February 8), personnel from the Hawaii Police Department and the Hawaii Fire Department responded to a possible drowning at Hapuna Beach Park reported by county lifeguards. A 17-year-old boy was found unresponsive in shallow waters off the beach, where lifeguards retrieved the body. Lifeguards immediately […]

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