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Hawaii Waves Swamp Homes, Weddings During 'Historic' Swell

People walk in front of the high surf near Kapahulu Groin (Waikiki Wall) in Waikiki, Hawaii, Sunday, July 17, 2022. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
People walk in front of the high surf near Kapahulu Groin (Waikiki Wall) in Waikiki, Hawaii, Sunday, July 17, 2022. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
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Honolulu (AP) -- Towering waves on Hawaii's south shores crashed into homes and businesses, spilled across highways and upended weddings over the weekend.

The large waves — some more than 20 feet (6 meters) high — came from a combination of a strong south swell that peaked Saturday evening, particularly high tides and rising sea levels associated with climate change, the National Weather Service said Monday.