High Surf Advisory Issued for S Shores of Big Island

May 12, 2019, 7:16 AM HST (Updated May 12, 2019, 7:16 AM)

7 a.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019, COUNTY OF HAWAI‘I Civil Defense High Surf Advisory message 

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for south-facing shores of Hawai‘i Island from Keahole Point in North Kona through South Point in Ka‘ū to Cape Kumukahi in Puna.


The advisory is in effect through tonight.

A High Surf Advisory means surf will be higher than normal, shore break, and dangerous currents could cause injury or death.

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

  • Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
  • Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.
  • Beaches may be closed without notice.
  • There are no beach closures at this time.


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