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: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 3:34pm HST
High Surf Advisory
Effective: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 3:34pm to Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
.The current northwest swell will peak tonight, bring warning level surf to the north and west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, and Molokai, and north facing shores of Maui, and advisory level surf to north facing shores of the Big Island. Surf will then gradually decline Friday, staying at advisory levels before an extremely large, long period northwest swell builds Friday night and peaks Saturday evening. Well above warning level surf should then be expected from Friday night and at least through Sunday afternoon.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SUNDAY...
* SURF...12 to 16 feet along north facing shores of the Big Island.
* TIMING...surf will peak tonight, then may briefly subside below advisory levels Friday ahead of an extremely large northwest swell building Friday night.
* 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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