UPDATE: High surf advisory for Big Island canceled
Updated at 7:25 a.m. on Jan. 3.: The National Weather Service has canceled its High Surf Advisory for the Big Island.
Updated at 9:18 a.m. on Jan. 2.: The National Weather Service has extended its High Surf Advisory for the Big Island’s west-facing shores through Tuesday afternoon.
Surf from six to ten feet is forecast from Upolu Point in North Kohala through South Kona.
A High Surf Advisory means surf will be higher than normal, shore break, and dangerous currents can make swimming difficult and dangerous. Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers should exercise caution and heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials.
Portions of the Big Island can again expect large surf later today and Tuesday as another large swell moves in.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a high surf advisory for west-facing shores of the Big Island from noon today until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3.
A large northwest swell spreading down the island chain will produce dangerously large surf along most north- and west-facing shorelines of the smaller islands through early Tuesday morning throughout the state. In addition, the swell is also expected to produce elevated surf along exposed west-facing shores of the Big Island starting this afternoon.
Large breaking waves of 6 to 8 feet are forecast this afternoon. The wave heights are expected to increase to 7 to 10 feet tonight. These strong breaking waves and strong currents associated with the swell will make swimming dangerous.
Head all advice from ocean safety officials — when in doubt, don’t go out.