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: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 3:55pm HST
High Surf Advisory
Effective: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 3:55pm to Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...
.A large north-northwest (340 degree) swell will peak this evening and tonight and gradually decrease Wednesday afternoon. The combination of strong north to northeast winds, large surf, and above normal high tide levels, will increase the risk for significant beach erosion and possibly lead to some minor overwash onto coastal roadways.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST WEDNESDAY...
* SURF...12 to 18 feet along exposed north facing shores through Wednesday.
* TIMING...Through 6 PM Wednesday.
* 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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