HIGH SURF WARNING KOHALA

3:45 HST on 02-10-2019
Effective: 16:00 HST on 02-10-2019
Expires: 06:00 HST on 02-11-2019
Event: High Surf Warning
Alert:
…HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI
NIIHAU OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI…

…HIGH SURF WARNING FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND…

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND…

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF LANAI MAUI AND
KAHOOLAWE…

.An intense low pressure system will pass just north of the
islands today, resulting in giant disorganized waves. This event
may bring unprecedented coastal flooding to north and west facing
shores during the period of largest waves during the afternoon
today and into the evening hours. Anyone with vulnerable ocean
front property needs to complete their preparations now. Also due
to the Gale force westerly winds, rough and choppy windswell will
rapidly increase along west facing shores this afternoon and
tonight.

…HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 6 AM HST MONDAY…

  • SURF…Along west facing shores of the Big Island, rising to 8
    to 12 feet late this afternoon and evening.

  • TIMING…Late this afternoon through Monday morning.

  • IMPACTS…High…Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping
    across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves, and
    strong longshore and rip currents. Breaking waves may
    occasionally impact harbors.
    Instructions: Inexperienced persons should remain off beaches and adjacent beachfront areas. Large breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous.
    Target Area:
    Kohala
    Kona

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