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UH researchers available to discuss July king tides


University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cindy Knapman, (808) 387-7634
Communications Leader, UH Sea Grant College Program
Posted: Jul 18, 2017

Link to video of June 2017 low tide and king tide (details below):

What: The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa can provide researchers and experts in the days leading up to, and the day of, the July king tides.

Location 1 - Duke Kahanamoku statue at Waikīkī Beach
Location 2 - lifeguard station 1C in Ala Moana Regional Park (map)

When: July 21, 2:00 p.m. at both locations (tide is expected to peak at about 3:08 p.m.)

Who: Experts and researchers from the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program, UH Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology’s Department of Geology and Geophysics and the UH Sea Level Center, and State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources

Why: The last of the upcoming peak astronomic tides of the summer, known as king tides, are occurring on July 21 and July 22. The tides are expected to be among the highest recorded since record keeping started 112 years ago. The king tides may produce flooding events and will provide a glimpse of what will eventually become routine with continued global warming and sea-level rise. The next king tides will occur in November.


Low tide and the June king tide comparison b-roll (1 minute, 30 seconds):

-  (00) Māpunapuna at Āhua and Kilihau Streets  (1 shot low tide and 2 shots king tide)

-  (:30) Ala Wai Canal from McCully Street Bridge (1 shot low and 2 shots king tide)

-  (1:00) Waikīkī Beach (1 shot low and 2 shots king tide)

Photo resource: Hawai‘i Sea Grant Flickr album: