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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: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 3:18am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 3:18am to 6:00pm

Alert:
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTH FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...

.THE SUBSIDING PROCESS WITH THE NORTH SWELL HAS STARTED. THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT.

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

...HIGH SURF WARNING IS CANCELLED... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING. THE HIGH SURF WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* SURF...SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 15 TO 20 FEET THIS MORNING, LOWERING TO 10 TO 14 FEET LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...SURF WILL BE TRENDING LOWER THROUGH TODAY.

* 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. 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: 6983
  • kauai