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High Surf Advisory in Effect for Big Island

August 20, 2019, 3:41 PM HST
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3:32 PM HST Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019: National Weather Service Honolulu

HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF HAWAI‘I ISLAND UNTIL 6 AM HST THURSDAY

Surf: 8 to 12 feet along south facing shores.

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.

Affected Areas: Kona, South Big Island, North Big Island and East Big Island.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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

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