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High Surf Advisory Cancelled for Big Island Shores

August 21, 2019, 4:58 PM HST
* Updated August 22, 6:37 AM
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3:37 AM HST, Thursday, Aug. 22 2019: National Weather Service Honolulu

HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CANCELLED

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has cancelled the High Surf Advisory.

Surf has dropped below advisory levels and the south swell will  continue to slowly fade through rest of the week.

3:30 PM HST Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019: National Weather Service Honolulu

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HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST THURSDAY

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Surf: 5 to 8 feet through tonight, along south facing shores of all islands.

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

Impacts, Moderate: Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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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