Hawaiian Lifeguard Association
National Weather ServiceWeather Forecast Office - Honolulu, HI
County of HawaiʻiFire Department - Ocean Safety Division
City and County of HonoluluEmergency Services Department - Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division
County of KauaʻiFire Department - Ocean Safety Bureau
County of MauiParks and Recreation - Aquatics Division
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:13am HST
High Surf Advisory
Effective: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:13am to 6:00pm
... HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...
.Surf is expected to peak today along north facing shores of the Big Island as a low pressure system passes 200 miles north of the Big Island this morning. For rest of the state, the large northwest swell will steadily drop through the day today as the low moves off to the east. For west facing shores of the Big Island, a combination of windswell and the declining long-period northwest swell will produce advisory level surf today.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...
...HIGH SURF WARNING IS CANCELLED... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM HST this evening. The High Surf Warning has been cancelled.
* SURF...5 to 8 feet along west facing shores of the Big Island.
* TIMING...through Monday afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Moderate...Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A High Surf Advisory is issued when waves reach threshold criteria for a particular island and shoreline.
Unmonitored lands and waters in the impact area described in the alert will also be impacted.
If conditions change before expiration or the event needs to be extended, an update or cancellation will be issued from Hawaii Beach Safety Website.
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