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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: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:51am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:51am to 6:00pm

Alert:
...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF MAUI MOLOKAI AND OAHU... .

..HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND AND KAUAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF LANAI...

.Swells from Tropical Storm Olivia will peak today as the system moves through the island chain.

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

* SURF...10 to 14 feet along east facing shores of Kauai and north facing shores of Lanai.

* 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:
Large breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous. Anyone entering the water could face significant injury or death.
Affected Monitored Beaches:

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: 9295
  • kauai