Leeward Oahu catches fair share of surfUPDATED 10:33 PM HST Jan 22, 2014Video Transcript
incidents were reported. The North Shore wasn't the only spot to catch a glimpse of big waves... The Leeward coast saw it's fair share of surf today. KITV4's Brenton Awa has the story and continues our team coverage. 01 While these waves in Nanakuli didn't compare to those on the North Shore... They did draw plenty of attention. The sets at this spot were constant throughout the evening ... Some waves getting up to 15- foot-faces. 2158 - 2208 "IT'S LIKE SOMEBODIES JUST TAKEN A BIG BEATER AND IS JUST WHIPPING UP THE WATER AND THE WAVES AND THE FOAM AND IT'S JUST WOW." The surf caused one problem at the Waianae boat harbor -- all these boats - needed to stay put because the waves made getting in and out -- impossible. Further down the road in Makaha -- lifeguards reported wave heights from 12- to-15 feet. Although most of it was choppy white-wash. But it wasn't high surf that gave Leeward Coast residents problems... Instead it was the wind. NATS This garage was rocked by wind gusts before it partially fell. This crew helped finish the job to keep it from flying away. A resident who was still too shaken by the event to talk on camera told us she was waiting for the manapua man when the roof went down behind her. NATS It wasn't just here in Nanakuli -- the Honolulu Fire Department has reported seven blown roofs since midnight. ...the effects of the wind was evident on Farrington highway as well. This traffic signal was seen dangling at Hakimo road... And in Waianae -- traffic signals were OUT of commission. To add to the blows... About 1-thousand Hawaiian Electric customers in Nanakuli lost power to their homes -- The cause is believed to be weather related. Hawaiian Electric says its crews have finished getting power back to those homes in Nanakuli.