This weekend, starting yesterday, high tides in Hawaii are supposed to be unusually high. According to Wikipedia, “King tides are simply the very highest tides. They are naturally occurring, predictable events.”
Higher than normal high tides are impacting areas in Waikiki, Ala Moana and Mapunapuna where the shoreline is very close to the ocean. The so-called King Tides are impacting low lying areas around resorts and businesses, causing some flooding.
For many people it is a chance to go to the beach and actually enjoy the waves whether in the water or not. It presents photographers with a good opportunity to snap pictures of waves, people, beaches and maybe some destruction. 🙂
My friend Lisa and I ventured out to Queen’s Beach in Waikiki yesterday and recorded our impression of King Tide with photos and for the first time with our very first, unintentional podcast. You can listen to that by clicking on the link below:
More Links From Other Sources:
King Tides Are Providing A Glimpse Of Hawaii’s Future – Honolulu Civil Beat
King Tides Bring Fish to Honolulu Streets – KITV 4 News
While King Tides are attributed to “predictable events” some people and the media are giving them more attention connecting the phenomena to “global warming”. I think the jury is still out on this one.
So let us ask. King Tides… is it part of global warming? Leave us a comment.
More photos of tides, beaches and Waikiki on our Flickr site.