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Giant Waves Up To 50 Feet High Batter Hawaii's Beaches

A super swell like this only happens once every 10 years, the National Weather Service said.

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Many were stuck in gridlock traffic for more than two hours and had trouble finding legal parking.

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Police towed several cars that lined Kamehameha Highway near the entrance to the parking lot for Waimea Bay.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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