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High Surf Warning
Issued: 3:23 AM HST Dec. 9, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning remains in effect until 6 am HST Monday...

* surf... 20 to 30 feet along north and west facing shores of
Niihau, Kauai and Molokai, and north facing shores of Oahu, Maui
and The Big Island. Along east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu,
Molokai, Maui and The Big Island, 5 to 8 feet today and tonight,
increasing to 6 to 10 feet Monday.

* Timing... through tonight for north and west facing shores, and
through at least Wednesday for the east facing shores.

* Impacts... very high... expect ocean water surging and sweeping
across beaches, coastal benches, and lava flows creating the
potential for impacts to coastal properties and infrastructure,
including roadways. Powerful longshore and rip currents will be
present at most beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Large breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous
currents make entering the water very hazardous. These dangerous
conditions mean that only highly experienced persons should enter
the water. Inexperienced persons should remain off beaches and
adjacent beachfront areas. Know your limits; when in doubt, don't
go out.





High Surf Warning
Issued: 3:23 AM HST Dec. 9, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning remains in effect until 6 am HST Monday...

* surf... 20 to 30 feet along north and west facing shores of
Niihau, Kauai and Molokai, and north facing shores of Oahu, Maui
and The Big Island. Along east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu,
Molokai, Maui and The Big Island, 5 to 8 feet today and tonight,
increasing to 6 to 10 feet Monday.

* Timing... through tonight for north and west facing shores, and
through at least Wednesday for the east facing shores.

* Impacts... very high... expect ocean water surging and sweeping
across beaches, coastal benches, and lava flows creating the
potential for impacts to coastal properties and infrastructure,
including roadways. Powerful longshore and rip currents will be
present at most beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Large breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous
currents make entering the water very hazardous. These dangerous
conditions mean that only highly experienced persons should enter
the water. Inexperienced persons should remain off beaches and
adjacent beachfront areas. Know your limits; when in doubt, don't
go out.





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