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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: Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 3:37am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 3:37am to Friday, November 26, 2021 - 6:00am

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

.Surf along exposed north and west facing shores of the smaller islands will rise to advisory levels through the day today as a northwest swell builds down the island chain and peaks. This swell will hold through Friday, then slowly ease over the weekend.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Surf of 12 to 18 feet along north facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, and Oahu. Surf of 10 to 15 feet for north facing shores of Molokai and Maui. Surf of 10 to 14 feet along west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai and 8 to 12 feet along west facing shores of Oahu and Molokai.

* WHERE...North and west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai, and north facing shores of Maui.

* WHEN...Surf will build to these levels by daybreak today for Niihau, Kauai and Oahu, then by this afternoon for exposed north and west facing shores of Maui County.

* 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.

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Alert Identifier: 13395
  • kauai
  • oahu
  • maui