A tsunami hit the Hawaiian Islands early Friday morning after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook Japan at 7:46 p.m. Thursday Hawaii time. Initially, the earthquake's magnitude was put at 8.9.
The damage resulted in the parks department closing Kite Beach due to flooded parking lots and 6-10’ drop offs where the sand had been sheared away. Click here for a slide show of the damage.
The Maui Kiteboarding Community went out in full force for a long day of removing rocks and debris from the Lessons Beach Kite Launch after the recent tsunami. The beach was a minefield of glass, rock, tin cans and other debris. But looks better now than it did before.
Pro Beach is still looking rough with tress down, fences washed away and the picnic table noticeably missing. Stay tuned for video footage and more pictures.