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About Ninole Kau Town

An introduction with general information, visitor resources and facts about the community of Ninole Kau on the Big Island of Hawaii.

TOWN NAME: Ninole (Kau)
TYPE: unincorporated local community
STATUS: mostly destroyed by an 1868 earthquake tsunami
ELEVATION: 85 feet above sea level
- adjacent to the south side of Punaluu Beach
- was on a small bay known as Ninole cove
- that cove was at the shore of what is now Sea Mountain Golf Course
- one of two Big Island Ninoles (the other is in North Hilo)
- birthplace of Henry Opukahaia (1792–1818) | |
- one of the first native Hawaiians to become a Christian

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