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High Surf Warning in Effect for Big Island

March 20, 2018, 3:08 PM HST
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A High Surf Warning has been issued for parts of the Big Island on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at noon.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for the shorelines of Kohala, Hāmākua, Hilo and Puna in effect through Thursday.

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

The surf is forecast to increase through tonight and peak to warning levels tomorrow.

The highest threat will coincide with the high tides, which occur tomorrow at 5 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Due to the High Surf Warning, 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.
  • Roads and beach closures may occur without notice.

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