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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: Friday, January 14, 2022 - 3:31am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Friday, January 14, 2022 - 3:31am to 6:00pm

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

.Advisory level surf will continue along exposed north and west facing shores today as a west-northwest swell moves through. A reinforcing, west-northwest swell expected tonight into Saturday will likely lead to the advisory being extended through much of the weekend.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Surf of 15 to 20 feet along north facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, and Maui. Surf of 10 to 15 feet along west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, and Molokai.

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

* WHEN...Until 6 PM HST this evening.

* 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: 13709
  • kauai
  • oahu
  • maui