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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: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 4:02am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 4:02am to Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 6:00pm

Alert:
...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 6 PM HST THURSDAY FOR THE NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI AND FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...

...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON HST TO 6 PM HST THURSDAY TO THE WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH 6 PM HST THURSDAY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...

.An extra large northwest (300-320 degree) swell will build across the Hawaiian Islands today and hold through Thursday producing extremely dangerous surf and overwash conditions along many north and west facing shorelines.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Large breaking waves building to 12 to 16 feet.

* WHERE...North facing shores of the Big Island.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM HST Thursday.

* 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.
Affected Monitored Beaches:

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: 14416