High Surf Warning Issued for W-Facing ShoresJanuary 13, 2019, 6:36 AM HST (Updated January 16, 2019, 12:56 PM)
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for a large NW swell to impact west-facing shores of Hawai‘i Island from Kohala to South Point on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.
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 a.m.
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.