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: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 6:53pm HST
High Surf Advisory
Effective: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 6:53pm to Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...
.A large west-northwest to northwest swell will peak tonight along most north and west facing shores of the smaller islands and steadily decrease on Sunday. The large west-northwest swell will build over the Big Island tonight and peak early Sunday and slowly decrease through the day.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM HST Sunday.
* SURF...Building to 6 to 10 feet tonight, peaking early Sunday and lowering to 5 to 8 feet Sunday afternoon along west facing shores of the Big Island.
* TIMING...Through Sunday 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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