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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, December 6, 2018 - 3:48am HST

High Surf Advisory

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Effective: Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:48am to 6:00pm

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

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...

.Surf along north and west facing shores will lower to advisory levels tonight through Friday as a large northwest swell gradually trends down.

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

* SURF...10 to 15 feet along exposed north facing shores, and 6 to 8 feet along exposed west facing shores.

* TIMING...Through 6 pm HST today.

* IMPACTS...Moderate...Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
Description:

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.

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: 9734
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