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: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:30pm HST
High Surf Advisory
Effective: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:30pm to Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI...
.A LARGE NORTH NORTHWEST SWELL HAS PEAKED BUT WILL REMAIN LARGE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS SURF ALONG EXPOSED NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY...
* SURF...10 TO 15 FEET ALONG WEST FACING SHORES.
* TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
* 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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