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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: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:24am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:24am to 6:00pm

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

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

.A LARGE NORTH NORTHWEST SWELL HAS PEAKED BUT WILL REMAIN LARGE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS SURF ALONG EXPOSED NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES.

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

* SURF...10 TO 15 FEET ALONG WEST FACING SHORES.

* 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 AND SEEK OCEAN RECREATION AREAS BEST SUITED FOR YOUR ABILITIES.

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: 7121
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