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High Surf Warning
Issued: 4:32 AM HST Mar. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning remains in effect until 6 PM HST this
evening...

* surf... 25 to 40 feet this morning, lowering to 18 to 24 feet
tonight along north and west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai,
and along north facing shores of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui. 15 to
25 feet this morning, lowering to 8 to 12 feet tonight along
exposed north facing shores of The Big Island. 15 to 25 feet
this morning, lowering to 12 to 18 feet tonight along west
facing shores of Oahu and Molokai.

* Timing... through this afternoon.

* Impacts... very high... expect ocean water surging and sweeping
across beaches, coastal benches, and lava flows creating the
potential for impacts to coastal properties and infrastructure,
including roadways. Powerful longshore and rip currents will be
present at most beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

These dangerous conditions mean that only highly experienced
persons should enter the water. Inexperienced persons should
remain off beaches and adjacent beachfront areas. Large breaking
surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make
entering the water very hazardous.





High Surf Warning
Issued: 4:32 AM HST Mar. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning remains in effect until 6 PM HST this
evening...

* surf... 25 to 40 feet this morning, lowering to 18 to 24 feet
tonight along north and west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai,
and along north facing shores of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui. 15 to
25 feet this morning, lowering to 8 to 12 feet tonight along
exposed north facing shores of The Big Island. 15 to 25 feet
this morning, lowering to 12 to 18 feet tonight along west
facing shores of Oahu and Molokai.

* Timing... through this afternoon.

* Impacts... very high... expect ocean water surging and sweeping
across beaches, coastal benches, and lava flows creating the
potential for impacts to coastal properties and infrastructure,
including roadways. Powerful longshore and rip currents will be
present at most beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

These dangerous conditions mean that only highly experienced
persons should enter the water. Inexperienced persons should
remain off beaches and adjacent beachfront areas. Large breaking
surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make
entering the water very hazardous.





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