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Hawaiian Lifeguard Association

on behalf of

National Weather Service

Weather Forecast Office - Honolulu, HI

County of Hawaiʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Division

City and County of Honolulu

Emergency Services Department - Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division

County of Kauaʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Bureau

County of Maui

Parks and Recreation - Aquatics Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:13am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:13am to 6:00pm

Alert:
...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI NIIHAU OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...

... 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.
Notes (optional):

A High Surf Advisory is issued when waves reach threshold criteria for a particular island and shoreline.

Instruction:
Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

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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