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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: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 6:53pm HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 6:53pm to Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Alert:
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI NIIHAU OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...

...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.
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. Know your limits; when in doubt, do NOT go out.

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: 10884
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