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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: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:10pm HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:10pm to Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

Alert:
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI...

.A building west-northwest swell is producing advisory level surf for the north and west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai. This swell should peak Wednesday morning and diminish through the afternoon.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST WEDNESDAY... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM HST Wednesday.

* SURF...Along north and west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai, 14 to 18 feet.

* TIMING...Through 6 PM HST Wednesday

* 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.

Instruction:
Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Boaters should expect recreational surfers and body boarders 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.

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Alert Identifier: 7538
  • kauai