High Surf Warning Downgraded to Advisory

July 19, 2022, 6:15 AM HST
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A high surf warning has been downgraded to an advisory for all south-facing shores of the main Hawaiian Islands.

The Southern Hemisphere swell generated towering waves over the weekend. Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency reported Monday, July 18, those swells are expected to linger throughout the week.

According to the National Weather Service, heights should ease below the advisory level tonight through Wednesday as the swell moves out.

Surf is expected to be 8 to 12 feet, lowering to 7 to 10 feet this afternoon. The advisory is till 6 p.m.

Impacts are expected to be moderate with 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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