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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 - 3:37pm HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:37pm to Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:00am

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 remain high along north and west facing shores as swell slowly diminishes. For west facing shores of the Big Island, a combination of windswell and the declining long- period northwest swell will produce advisory level surf.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST TUESDAY...

* SURF...5 to 8 feet along west facing shores of the Big Island.

* TIMING...Through tonight.

* 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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Alert Identifier: 10046
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