High Surf Warning Issued for W-Facing Shores of Big Island
This is a Civil Defense High Surf Warning update for Sunday, Jan. 13 at 6 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for a large northwest swell to impact west-facing shores of Hawai`i Island from Kohala to South Point.
A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from dangerous surf.
Surf is forecast to build and peak today. The highest threat for coastal impacts may coincide with high tide at 8 this morning.
Due to the High Surf Warning, the following Closures are in effect:
- All County Beach Parks along the west facing shores from Keokea in North Kohala to Miloli`i in South Kona will be closed today.
Do take the following precautions:
- Oceanfront residents and beach-goers along 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.
- Closures of roads and beaches may occur without notice.