Hawaiian Lifeguard Association
National Weather ServiceWeather Forecast Office - Honolulu, HI
County of HawaiʻiFire Department - Ocean Safety Division
City and County of HonoluluEmergency Services Department - Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division
County of KauaʻiFire Department - Ocean Safety Bureau
County of MauiParks and Recreation - Aquatics Division
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 3:30am HST
High Surf Advisory
Effective: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 3:30am to 6:00pm
.A north swell and strong trade winds will maintain elevated, rough surf along north and east facing shores through this afternoon. Even though the north swell may diminish by this evening, the strong trade winds will likely keep advisory level surf along east facing shores through tonight.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...
* SURF...Along north facing shores of the Big Island, 10 to 15 feet. Along east facing shores of the Big Island, 6 to 10 feet.
* TIMING...Through this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Moderate...Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A High Surf Advisory is issued when waves reach threshold criteria for a particular island and shoreline.
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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