News

High Surf Advisory Extended For Big Island

August 18, 2021, 3:49 PM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a high surf advisory for south-facing shores of all Hawaiian Islands.

The advisory was initially in effect until 6 pm Wednesday night, Aug. 18. NWS extended it through 6 am Thursday morning, Aug. 19.

Surf of 7 to 10 feet is expected.

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

Breaking waves may impact harbors, making navigating the harbor channel dangerous.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.