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: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:51am HST
High Surf Warning
Effective: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:51am to 6:00pm
..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.
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.
- Bellows Field Beach
- Waikiki - Dukes
- Hanauma Bay
- Kailua Beach
- Flat Island
- Mokulua Islands
- Waikiki - Kapiolani Park
- Waikiki - Queens
- Waikiki - Kuhio
- Makapuʻu Beach
- Rabbit Island
- Sans Souci
- Sandy Beach
- Waimanalo Bay
- Waimanalo Beach
- Chinaman’s Hat
- Ala Moana Beach
- Magic Island Lagoon
- Kualoa Regional Park
- D.T. Fleming Park
- Kanaha Beach Park
- Baldwin Beach Park
- Hoʻokipa Beach Park
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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