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UPDATE 2: High Surf Warning Downgraded to Advisory

January 18, 2017, 4:56 PM HST
* Updated January 20, 9:34 AM
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UPDATE: Jan. 20, 9:24 am.

The National Weather Service has downgraded the High Surf Warning to a High Surf Advisory for the West facing shores of Kohala, Kona and Ka’u through Saturday morning.

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

Oceanfront residents, all ocean activities, and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for possible strong currents and breaking waves.

You are advised to exercise caution due to the unpredictability of dangerous surf.

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Due to high surf, the following areas remain closed today:

  • Mau‘umae Beach
  • Kauna‘oa Bay and
  • Mahukona Wharf
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UPDATE: Jan. 19, 5:48 p.m.

The National Weather Service has extended the High Surf Warning for the West facing shores of Kohala, Kona and Ka‘u through tonight and into Friday.

ORIGINAL POST: Jan. 18, 4:56 p.m.

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The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for the West-facing shores of Kohala, Kona and Ka‘u through Thursday, Jan.

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

Surf is forecast to build through the night and continue through Thursday.

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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