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 25, 2020 - 3:54am HST
High Surf Advisory
Effective: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00am
.A large long-period northwest swell will rapidly build from northwest to southeast down the island chain today. The swell is expected to peak late this afternoon through tonight, then gradually lower Sunday into early next week.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM HST MONDAY...
* WHAT...Surf will build to 6 to 10 feet along west facing shores of the Big Island this afternoon, hold through Sunday, then lower to 5 to 8 feet Sunday night.
* WHERE...West facing shores of the Big Island.
* WHEN...From noon today to 6 AM HST Monday.
* IMPACTS...Moderate. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A High Surf Advisory is issued when waves reach threshold criteria for a particular island and shoreline.
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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