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, March 20, 2017 - 3:31am HST
High Surf Advisory
Effective: Monday, March 20, 2017 -
.A LONG-PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL WILL GENERATE ADVISORY-LEVEL SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND TODAY BEFORE EASING INTO MID WEEK.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...
* SURF...ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...6 TO 9 FEET. THE HIGHEST SURF IS EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST EXTENDING SOUTH FROM KAILUA KONA TO SOUTH POINT.
* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.
* 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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