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: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 4:02pm HST
High Surf Warning
Effective: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
.A large northwest swell is forecast to spread down the island chain today, with warning level surf expected along exposed north and west facing shores of the smaller islands and the west facing shores of the Big Island. This swell is forecast to peak tonight and hold through Sunday.
...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SUNDAY...
* SURF...10 to 14 feet for west facing shores of the Big Island.
* TIMING...building through the overnight hours tonight, peaking early Sunday.
* 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 channel 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.
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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