High Surf Warning Issued for Big Island

December 9, 2018, 8:08 AM HST (Updated December 9, 2018, 8:08 AM)

Hawai‘i County Civil Defense has issued a High Surf update for Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2018, at 8 a.m.

The National Weather Service reports a High Surf Warning for the north- and east-facing shores.


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

Due to the High Surf Warning, the following are issued:

  • 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
  • This message will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety.


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