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High Surf, Small Craft Advisories in Effect for Big Island

March 8, 2020, 3:54 PM HST
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3:27 p.m. HST Sunday, March 8, 2020: National Weather Service Honolulu

HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST MONDAY

What: Surf will be 5 to 8 feet tonight.

Affected Areas: East-facing shores of the 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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Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. If in doubt, don’t go out.

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NWS Honolulu

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST MONDAY

What: Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots and seas 7 to 10 feet.

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Affected Areas: Big Island Leeward Waters, Big Island Southeast Waters.

Impacts: Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots and/or seas 10 feet or greater are expected to produce conditions hazardous to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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