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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, April 20, 2017 - 3:40pm HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 3:40pm to Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

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

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU...

.A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE ISLANDS THROUGH FRIDAY. SURF WILL BUILD THIS EVENING BEFORE PEAKING JUST ABOVE WARNING LEVEL FOR MOST NORTH AND WEST SHORES OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. SURF WILL THEN SLOWLY DECLINE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY...

* SURF...WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU...12 TO 18 FEET TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES, SHORE BREAK, AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.
Description:

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. KNOW YOUR LIMITS; 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: 6537
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