High Surf Warning for All Southern Facing Shores Friday Through Saturday

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY STARTING FRIDAY MORNING FOR RISING SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES OF ALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

Department of Emergency Management

THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM HST SATURDAY.

A BUILDING SOUTH SWELL WILL RAISE SURF HEIGHTS TO ADVISORY LEVELS ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES FRIDAY MORNING. SURF HEIGHTS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH SATURDAY.

SURF WILL INCREASE TO HEIGHTS OF 6 TO 8 FEET ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES STARTING FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY.

IMPACTS:

LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION.

SWIMMERS, SURFERS AND BEACH GOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY EXPIRES. IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT ABOUT SURF CONDITIONS BE SURE TO CONSULT A CITY LIFEGUARD OR OTHER WATER SAFETY PERSONNEL WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

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