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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: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:28am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:28am to Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00am

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

.STRONG TRADE WINDS NEAR AND UPWIND OF THE ISLANDS WILL MAINTAIN ROUGH SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES THROUGH TONIGHT.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST SATURDAY...

* SURF...ALONG EAST FACING SHORES...6 TO 9 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE BREAK AND STRONG CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.
Description:

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

Warning Instruction:
BEACHGOERS...SWIMMERS AND SURFERS SHOULD HEED ALL ADVICE GIVEN BY OCEAN SAFETY OFFICIALS AND EXERCISE CAUTION. IF IN DOUBT...DO NOT GO OUT.

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: 6857
  • kauai
  • oahu
  • maui
  • hawaii