dangerous fun with hurricane iniki swell. photograph by cory Lum.

dangerous fun with hurricane iniki swell. photograph by cory Lum.

Hurricane Iniki 9/5 - 9/13, 1992

Hurricane Iniki 9/5 - 9/13, 1992

Hurricane Iniki Rallies Amateurs By Ron Hashiro, KH6JCA (Now AH6RH)  As Hurricane Iniki tore its destruction through the Hawaiian Islands, Amateur Radio operators maintained an exclusive communications backbone. (February 1993 American Radio Relay League, Inc.)

Hurricane Iniki Rallies Amateurs By Ron Hashiro, KH6JCA (Now AH6RH) As Hurricane Iniki tore its destruction through the Hawaiian Islands, Amateur Radio operators maintained an exclusive communications backbone. (February 1993 American Radio Relay League, Inc.)

The notorious currents at Shipwreck Beach aka Keoneloa Bay has seen many ship wrecks in the past years. The boats get stuck until they get blown away by Hurricane Iwa, Iniki and the likes. #Hawaii #hurricane #beaches #history #funfacts

The notorious currents at Shipwreck Beach aka Keoneloa Bay has seen many ship wrecks in the past years. The boats get stuck until they get blown away by Hurricane Iwa, Iniki and the likes. #Hawaii #hurricane #beaches #history #funfacts

The Coco Palms Resort. It became the go-to vacation destination for honeymooning couples due to the success of the films Miss Sadie Thompson and Blue Hawaii. In 1992, hurricane Iniki hit the island and destroyed the resort. Now it sits empty, an eerie landmark of 50's kitsch.

The Coco Palms Resort. It became the go-to vacation destination for honeymooning couples due to the success of the films Miss Sadie Thompson and Blue Hawaii. In 1992, hurricane Iniki hit the island and destroyed the resort. Now it sits empty, an eerie landmark of 50's kitsch.

Coco Palms, Kauai. I was married there in May 1992. Then Hurricane Iniki hit the resort later that year. It is now abandoned. Was featured location in Blue Hawaii and Fantasy Island.

Coco Palms, Kauai. I was married there in May 1992. Then Hurricane Iniki hit the resort later that year. It is now abandoned. Was featured location in Blue Hawaii and Fantasy Island.

beach hurricane iniki hawaii kauai

beach hurricane iniki hawaii kauai

Stayed here on our honeymoon - before Hurricane Iniki destroyed the Coco Palms.

Stayed here on our honeymoon - before Hurricane Iniki destroyed the Coco Palms.

Coco Palms Resort Lobby : June 16, 1990  -- Hurricane Iniki hit in 1992 and the resort has been abandoned since.

Coco Palms Resort Lobby : June 16, 1990 -- Hurricane Iniki hit in 1992 and the resort has been abandoned since.

HANAPEPE SWINGING BRIDGE (Kauai) — Reconstruction of this swaying suspension bridge made it a safer, historic experience of daily life in Kauai. Years before Hurricane Iniki, whenever a heavy rain storm hit Hanapepe Town and Valley and the river damaged the bridge, school was cancelled until the bridge could be fixed. After all, the bridge was the only way for children to cross the river!

HANAPEPE SWINGING BRIDGE (Kauai) — Reconstruction of this swaying suspension bridge made it a safer, historic experience of daily life in Kauai. Years before Hurricane Iniki, whenever a heavy rain storm hit Hanapepe Town and Valley and the river damaged the bridge, school was cancelled until the bridge could be fixed. After all, the bridge was the only way for children to cross the river!

Since it’s closure in 1992, the Coco Palms Resort has become the perfect destination for a 50′s Hawaiian-themed zombie flick. The infamous Blue Hawaii hotel has sat abandoned since Hurricane Iniki in 1992, just waiting for lei wearing walkers to roam its coconut cabanas.

50′s kitsch meets mega creepy at the Coco Palms Resort

Since it’s closure in 1992, the Coco Palms Resort has become the perfect destination for a 50′s Hawaiian-themed zombie flick. The infamous Blue Hawaii hotel has sat abandoned since Hurricane Iniki in 1992, just waiting for lei wearing walkers to roam its coconut cabanas.

Roosters & Chickens everywhere...why you ask? One of the theories revolves around Hurricane Iniki which hit Kauai very hard in 1992 decimating Chicken farms and local chicken coops setting them free to roam.

Roosters & Chickens everywhere...why you ask? One of the theories revolves around Hurricane Iniki which hit Kauai very hard in 1992 decimating Chicken farms and local chicken coops setting them free to roam.

I survived Hurricane Iniki pog. (I still have all mine)

I survived Hurricane Iniki pog. (I still have all mine)

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