High Surf Warning Extended on Big Island

January 11, 2022, 6:04 AM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the high surf warning for Hawaiʻi Island’s west-facing shores to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Surf will build to 8 to 12 feet this afternoon and likely peak later this afternoon through tonight. A gradual downward trend is expected by late Wednesday.

Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves, and strong longshore and rip currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channel dangerous.

Large, breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous.

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