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 Warning
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 WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Warning, which is in effect until 6 PM HST this evening. The High Surf Advisory is no longer in effect.
* SURF...15 to 25 feet today along exposed north facing shores of the Big Island.
* TIMING...through Monday afternoon.
* IMPACTS...High...Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves, and strong longshore and rip currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channel dangerous.
A High Surf Warning is issued when waves reach threshold criteria for a particular island and shoreline. High Surf Warnings may be issued up to 24 hours ahead of the arrival of the swell and may remain in effect for several days.
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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