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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 - 3:32pm HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:32pm to Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 6:00am

Alert:
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR 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 exposed east facing shorelines.

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

* WHAT...Surf of 7 to 12 feet along east facing shorelines.

* WHERE...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.

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.

** END NOTIFICATION ***

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Alert Identifier: 12808
  • kauai
  • oahu
  • maui
  • hawaii