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High Surf Advisory Issued for South-Facing Shores

July 13, 2022, 6:28 AM HST
* Updated July 13, 7:56 AM
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A high surf advisory has been issued for south-facing shores till 6 p.m. Thursday.

Areas impacted include Keahole Point in North Kona, south through Ka‘ū to Cape Kumukahi in Puna through tomorrow, Thursday. According to Civil Defense, this surf was generated by a storm in the southern hemisphere and is not associated with Hurricane Darby.

According to the National Weather Service, a long-period south swell will build today, peak tonight and gradually diminish. Surf is expected to be 7 to 12 feet.

Impacts are anticipated to be moderate. Beachgoers should expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Extreme high tides the next couple of afternoons could lead to salt-water flooding of beaches and low-lying shoreline areas.

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

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