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High Surf Advisory in Effect Through Saturday Night

June 13, 2019, 8:09 PM HST
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3:34 PM HST Thursday, June 13, 2019: National Weather Service Coastal Hazard Message

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR ALL SOUTH-FACING SHORES FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM SATURDAY

Affected areas: Kona, south, north and east Big Island shores.

SURF: Along south-facing shores of all islands, building to 6 to 9 feet Friday.

TIMING: Building tonight and early Friday, and peaking Friday afternoon through Saturday.

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IMPACTS: Moderate… expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Boaters should expect recreational surfers utilizing harbor channels to access surfing areas.

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