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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, March 13, 2018 - 3:10pm HST

High Surf Advisory

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

Alert:
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...

.The north swell is decreasing with surf along north-facing shores dropping below the advisory level. However, surf along east- facing shores is expected to remain above the advisory level through Wednesday.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST WEDNESDAY...

* SURF...Along east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and the Big Island, 5 to 8 feet.

* TIMING...Through Wednesday 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 provided by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. If 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: 7769
  • kauai
  • oahu
  • maui
  • hawaii