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High Surf Warning Issued for Portions of Big Island

January 13, 2017, 12:03 PM HST
* Updated January 13, 12:05 PM
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National Weather Service High Surf Warning map for Jan. 13, 2017.

A National Weather Service High Surf Warning for the shores of Kohala, Kona and Ka‘ū will go into effect from mid-day today through tomorrow morning.

A High Surf Warning means there is a significant threat to life and property from the surf.

Surf over 12 feet is predicted along these shores with highest surf heights to coincide with the high tides early this evening and again around sunrise tomorrow.

Oceanfront residents, all ocean activities and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for possible high and dangerous surf.

Residents and visitors are advised to exercise caution due to the unpredictability of huge swells and dangerous surf.


As a precaution, boat owners and oceanfront residents should take actions to secure their property.

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