Update: High surf advisory canceled for east-facing shores on Big Island
Updated 3:41 p.m. Feb. 14: The National Weather Service has canceled its high surf advisory for east-facing shores on the Big Island.
Updated 6:30 a.m. Feb. 13: A high surf advisory is now in effect until 6 a.m. for east-facing shores on the Big Island. The forecast is for 8 to 12 foot surf.
Updated at 8:59 a.m. Feb. 12.: A high surf advisory is now in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, for east-facing shores of the southeastern portion of the Big Island. The high surf warning that was previously in effect for all east-facing shores was canceled.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu says a large and very rough trade wind swell will gradually decline during the next couple of days, though east-shore surf will remain above the advisory level through at least Sunday night. Surf along some east-facing shores could remain elevated Monday through Wednesday.
Large breaking waves of 10 to 14 feet are forecast tonight, declining to 8 to 12 feet Sunday.
Strong breaking waves and strong currents will make swimming dangerous in the advisory areas. Heed all advice from ocean safety officials. When in doubt, don’t go out.
Hawai‘i County Civil Defense also reported Sunday, Feb. 12, that Spencer Beach Park, which was previously closed because of debris associated with the recent inclement weather, was reopened.