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High Surf Warning in Effect for East Hawa‘i

February 28, 2018, 2:19 PM HST
* Updated February 28, 2:25 PM
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The National Weather Service High Surf Warning for the east-facing shores of Hamakua, Hilo and Puna is in effect through tomorrow.

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

The Hawai‘i Fire Department reports the current surf heights along affected shores are between 8 to 15 feet.

The highest threat will coincide with the high tides, which occur today at 2:15 p.m. and 3 a.m. tomorrow.

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

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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.
Roads and beach closures may occur without notice.

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