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High Surf Advisory in Effect for Big Island Shores

August 20, 2019, 7:33 AM HST
* Updated August 20, 7:56 AM
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7 AM, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019: Civil Defense High Surf Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for south-facing shores of Hawai‘i Island from Upolu Point in North Kohala through South Point in Ka‘ū to Cape Kumukahi in Puna through Thursday morning.

A High Surf Warning is possible later today.

A High Surf Advisory means surf will be higher than normal. Shore break and dangerous currents could cause injury or death.

Due to the High Surf Advisory, the following are issued:

  • Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
  • Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution when near or entering the water.
  • Beaches may be closed without notice.
  • There are no beach closures at this time.

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