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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 Warning

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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 WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

* SURF...10 to 20 ft along east facing shores of Maui Molokai and Oahu.

* TIMING...through this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...High...Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves, and strong longshore and rip currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channels dangerous.
Description:

A High Surf Warning is issued when waves reach threshold criteria for a particular island and shoreline. High Surf Warnings may be issued up to 24 hours ahead of the arrival of the swell and may remain in effect for several days.

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. Boaters should be aware of an increased number of surfers and body boarders utilizing the harbor channel 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: 9297
  • oahu
  • maui