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High Surf Advisory Extended For Big Island

January 10, 2021, 4:05 PM HST
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The National Weather Service has extended a high surf warning for the Big Island through 6 a.m. Monday morning.

NWS elevated a high surf advisory for north-facing shores of the Big Island to a high surf warning on Sunday. Dangerous surf with 20 to 25 foot waves is expected.

A high surf warning means large breaking surf, significant shore break, and dangerous currents that could cause significant injury or death.

Due to the high surf warning, the following are issued:

  • Onekahakaha and Kealoha Beach parks are closed until further notice. Expect additional closures on the Hamakua Coast and in Hilo that may stretch through Monday.
  • No roads were closed as of Sunday afternoon.
  • Heed instructions of ocean safety personnel.

Stay tuned to Big Island Now and KAPA, KBIG, and The BEAT radio stations for updates and changes in conditions.

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