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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 14, 2019 - 3:23am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, November 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

.A new north-northwest swell arriving today will bring advisory level surf later today through tomorrow.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM HST FRIDAY...

* SURF...12 to 16 feet for north and west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai, and for north facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui.

* TIMING...rising this afternoon, peaking overnight and lasting through Friday afternoon.

* 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.

Instruction:
Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. When in doubt, do not 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: 10875
  • kauai
  • oahu
  • maui