Windward Haleakala Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Surf Warning
Statement as of 8:40 PM HST on December 21, 2014

...High surf warning remains in effect until 6 am HST Tuesday...

A high surf warning remains in effect until 6 am HST Tuesday.

* Surf...along north and west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai and north facing shores of Oahu...Molokai and Maui...peaking at 25 to 30 feet. Along west facing shores of Oahu and Molokai... peaking at 15 to 20 feet. Along west facing shores of The Big Island...peaking at heights of 8 to 12 feet.

* Timing...peaking tonight and Monday...and then gradually diminishing through Tuesday.

* Impacts...high...expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches...especially during high tide...which will occur early Monday morning. Also expect very strong breaking waves and strong currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors exposed to the swell...making navigating The Harbor channel dangerous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Stay out of the water and well away from the shoreline along the affected coasts. Inexperienced persons should remain off beaches and adjacent beachfront areas. Large breaking surf...significant shorebreak...and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous. Anyone entering the water could face significant injury or death.


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