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High Surf Warning in Effect for Big Island

August 1, 2019, 10:04 AM HST
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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019: HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM FOR EAST-FACING SHORES

5:45 AM

A swell generated by Hurricane Erick will produce warning level surf today for south, north and east shores of the Big Island.

SURF: rising to 15 to 20 feet

IMPACTS, High: Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves, and strong currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channels dangerous.

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Large breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous. Anyone entering the water could face death.

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