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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 - 3:37pm HST

High Surf Advisory

*** START NOTIFICATION ***

Effective: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:37pm to Friday, December 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

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

.THE CURRENT NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO DECLINE THROUGH FRIDAY BUT REMAIN ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS PRODUCING ELEVATED SURF ALONG EXPOSED NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY...

* SURF...ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU...KAUAI...OAHU... MOLOKAI...MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...15 TO 18 FEET TONIGHT... DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 FEET FRIDAY. ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU...KAUAI AND MOLOKAI...8 TO 12 FEET TONIGHT.

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY 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. BOATERS SHOULD EXPECT RECREATIONAL SURFERS UTILIZING HARBOR CHANNELS TO ACCESS SURFING AREAS.

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.

** END NOTIFICATION ***

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Alert Identifier: 7124
  • kauai
  • oahu
  • maui
  • hawaii