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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: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:40am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:40am to Friday, March 27, 2020 - 6:00am

Alert:
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI KAHOOLAWE AND THE BIG ISLAND...

.Strong trade winds will bring elevated rough surf to exposed east facing shores through at least Friday morning. As trades weaken Friday surf heights are expected to gradually lower, but may remain elevated through the weekend.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Surf 8 to 12 feet.

* WHERE...East facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and the Big Island.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM HST Friday.

* 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.

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.

** END NOTIFICATION ***

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Alert Identifier: 11702
  • kauai
  • oahu
  • maui
  • hawaii