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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, December 6, 2022 - 3:15am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 3:15am to Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 6:00am

Alert:
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Surf heights along north facing shores will rise to 18 to 22 feet over Niihau and Kauai and 15 to 20 feet over Oahu and Molokai this afternoon. Surf heights along west facing shores will rise to 14 to 18 feet over Niihau and Kauai and 10 to 14 feet over Oahu and Molokai this afternoon. High surf will hold through tonight.

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

* WHEN...Until 6 AM HST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Moderate. Strong breaking waves and strong currents will make swimming dangerous.
Notes (optional):

A High Surf Advisory is issued when waves reach threshold criteria for a particular island and shoreline.

Warning Instruction:
Head all advice from ocean safety officials. When in doubt, don`t go out.

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: 14136
  • kauai
  • oahu