'Historic' Waves Crash Over Two-Story Condos on Hawaii Island

Giant waves were seen crashing into oceanfront buildings in Keauhou-Kona, Hawaii Island, on Saturday, July 16, as a southern swell created “historic” surf conditions according to the National Weather Service.

Video recorded by Isabella Sloan shows a colossal wave smashing over the rooftops of two-story condos at the Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet Club.

The waves damaged several buildings and forced road closures, local media reported, citing authorities.

The National Weather Service warned the hazardous surf conditions were due continue on Monday, July 18. Credit: Isabella Sloan via Storyful

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