High Surf Warning Extended for Big Island till Monday

January 9, 2022, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated January 9, 5:41 AM
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The National Weather Service has extended a high surf advisory for Big Island’s west-facing shores to 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10.

The National Weather Service extended the warning late Saturday night for the west-facing shorelines of Hawai‘i Island to include North and South Kohala, and North and South Kona. Large surf will be increasing overnight. A high surf warning means there is a dangerous threat to life and property from the surf.

Surf is expected to be 8 to 12 feet along west-facing shores of the Big Island. Surf heights will
gradually lower as the current northwest swell slowly declines through the day.

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

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

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