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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: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 3:54am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00am

Alert:
...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...

.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.
Notes (optional):

A High Surf Advisory is issued when waves reach threshold criteria for a particular island and shoreline.

Instruction:
Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Boaters should expect recreational surfers and body boarders utilizing harbor channels 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: 11282
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