High Surf Warning in Effect for Big Island
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019: HIGH SURF WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY
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.
Large breaking surf, significant shorebreak and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous. Anyone entering the water could face death.