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We drove all the way to Kukio beach but it was closed due to a Tiger shark sighting. Is there a web site to check for closures, etc? Thank you. PS I would like to have gone in to see if we could have seen a triangle fin sticking out of the water. –Brad.
Sorry to hear about the beach closure. There is no website that I know of for checking beach closure status. Frankly, shark sightings at area beaches are rare. I am puzzled about the kukio beach sighting too – since the shore there is very shallow with a natural rock barrier paralleling the beach. Perhaps the shark was sighted out in deeper water? When you are in the area, make sure you also check out Kikaua Point Beach (just to the south of Kukio).