HIGH SURF WARNING…West Facing Shores including Kohala

High Surf Warning
Alert:
...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 6 PM HST THURSDAY FOR THE 
NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI AND FOR 
NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI... 
 
...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON HST TO 6 PM HST THURSDAY 
TO THE WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND... 
 
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH 6 PM HST THURSDAY FOR 
NORTH FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND... 
 
.An extra large northwest (300-320 degree) swell will build across 
the Hawaiian Islands today and hold through Thursday producing 
extremely dangerous surf and overwash conditions along many north 
and west facing shorelines. 
 
...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM HST 
THURSDAY... 
 
* WHAT...Dangerously large breaking waves building to 12 to 16 
feet. 
 
* WHERE...West facing shores of Kona and Kohala on the Big Island. 
 
* WHEN...From noon today to 6 PM HST Thursday. 
 
* IMPACTS...High. Expect very strong breaking waves and powerful 
currents. Waves breaking in channel entrances may make 
navigating the channels dangerous.
Instructions: Stay away from the shoreline along the affected coasts. Be prepared for road closures. Postpone entering or leaving channels affected by the high surf until the surf subsides.
Target Area:
Kohala
Kona

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