High Surf Advisory Issued for N-Facing Shores of Big Island

January 12, 2018, 3:08 PM HST (Updated January 12, 2018, 3:08 PM)

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, 3 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for north-facing shores of Hawai‘i Island tomorrow through the holiday weekend.

A High Surf Advisory means there is a threat to life and property from the surf. Surf is forecast to build up to 16 feet Saturday night, then gradually subside after Monday.

The highest threat will coincide with the high tides, which occur at 2 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Due to the High Surf Advisory, the following are in effect:

  • Oceanfront residents and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for high and dangerous surf.
  • Boat owners and oceanfront residents should take action to secure their property before nightfall.
  • Closures of roads and beaches may occur without notice.


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