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High Surf Warning in Effect for Big Island

August 1, 2019, 3:26 PM HST
* Updated August 1, 3:28 PM
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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019: HIGH SURF WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY

3 PM

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

SURF: 15 to 20 feet, decreasing to 10 to 15 feet Friday.

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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