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 - 3:37pm HST
High Surf Advisory
Effective: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:37pm to Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:00am
... 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.
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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