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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: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:40am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:40am to Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 6:00am

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

.Strong, persistent trade winds will generate an east swell that, when combined with heightened wind waves, will produce advisory level surf along eastern exposed shorelines.

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

* WHAT...Large breaking waves from 7 to 12 feet along east facing shorelines.

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

* WHEN...Until 6 AM HST Saturday.

* 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.

Warning Instruction:
Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Boaters should expect recreational surfers and body boarders utilizing harbor channels to access surfing areas.

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: 12807
  • kauai
  • oahu
  • maui
  • hawaii