High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
326 AM HST SUN DEC 21 2014

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU
KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...
...HIGH SURF WARNING BEGINNING LATER THIS MORNING FOR WEST FACING
SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG
ISLAND...

.A POWERFUL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM GENERATED A LARGE...LONG PERIOD
NORTHWEST SWELL EARLIER IN THE WEEK. THIS SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO
BUILD TO WARNING LEVELS TODAY. SURF HEIGHTS ALONG WEST FACING SHORES
OF THE BIG ISLAND WILL REACH ADVISORY LEVELS LATER THIS
MORNING...INCREASING TO WARNING LEVELS TONIGHT.

A SHORTER PERIOD SOUTHEASTERLY SWELL WILL BRING ADVISORY LEVEL
SURF TO EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND. THIS SWELL WILL
REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH TODAY BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING.

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SOUTH BIG ISLAND-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
326 AM HST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

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

* SURF...6 TO 10 FEET ALONG EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND.

* TIMING...THROUGH 6 PM HST TODAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE
  BREAK...AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING
  DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BEACHGOERS...SWIMMERS...AND SURFERS SHOULD HEED ALL ADVICE GIVEN
BY OCEAN SAFETY OFFICIALS AND EXERCISE CAUTION. BOATERS SHOULD
EXPECT RECREATIONAL SURFERS AND BODY BOARDERS UTILIZING HARBOR
CHANNELS TO ACCESS SURFING AREAS.

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