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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: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:31am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:31am to 6:00pm

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

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU...

.A LARGE NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL IS PRODUCING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONES ALONG MOST NORTH AND WEST SHORES OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS TODAY. THIS SWELL WILL SLOWLY DECLINE FROM THIS EVENING INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

* SURF...ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU...12 TO 18 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE BREAK...AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.
Description:

A High Surf Advisory is issued when waves reach threshold criteria for a particular island and shoreline.

Warning 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: 6540
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