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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: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 3:41am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 3:41am to 6:00pm

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

.Surf will peak early today, then gradually trend down this afternoon through Thursday along exposed north and west facing shores.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM HST this evening.

* SURF...Along north facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui, 12 to 16 feet. Along west facing shores of Oahu and Molokai, 8 to 12 feet.

* TIMING...Through 6 PM HST today.

* IMPACTS...Moderate...Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip 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.

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: 7546
  • oahu
  • maui