Thanks to a pair of gigantic, back-to-back swells, gigantic waves large are overtaking beach parks, washing across roadways and damaging oceanfront properties in Hawaii.
Watch the raw and unforgiving power of Mother Nature that has been on display all week.
A stronger-than-usual El Niño has fueled one of the strongest surf events in Hawaii in 50 years.
The initial swell brought wave faces of up to 70 feet in certain areas Monday.
These huge wave heights are very dangerous situations and resulted in widespread flooding and severe coastal erosion.
State officials shut down a 12-mile stretch of Kamehameha Highway, on the north shore of Oahu.
A 30-foot stretch of beach on the north shore of Oahu reportedly disappeared overnight.
A home on Oahu almost toppled into the ocean.
Kenji Croman got some amazing drone footage of the waves on the North Shore today. You can see the powerful waves damaged part of a beach front home, forcing the property owner from the home. Waves smashed down a protective barrier wall in front of the house leaving it dangling over the edge. Thanks for sharing Kenji!#HINews #HawaiiNews #808News
Posted by KITV on Monday, February 22, 2016
On north-facing shores, surf was forecast to rise up to 40 to 50 feet through Thursday.
Powerful waves off OahuAmazing video taken off Laie Point!More images: http://bit.ly/1QZN5W0#HINews #HNNsurf
Posted by Hawaii News Now on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Last Monday full moon has also something to do with this unprecedent surf event, I suppose.
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