NWS: Surf Advisory Upgraded to Warning
The current high surf advisory throughout the state was upgraded to a high surf warning through Wednesday at noon.
The National Weather Service reports a large long-period south swell will bring hazardous warning level surf to all south-facing shores overnight tonight into Wednesday morning. Surf should subside to advisory levels by Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning.
NWS reports large breaking waves of 10 to 15 feet this evening, building to 12 to 16 feet overnight. As the conditions drop back down to advisory levels, beachgoers should expect large breaking waves of 10 to 14 feet by Wednesday afternoon, subsiding to 7 to 10 feet early morning Thursday.
Beachgoers should also 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.
Anyone entering the water could face significant injury or death.
Boaters should be aware of an increased number of surfers and bodyboarders utilizing the harbor channel to access surfing areas.