This is a Civil Defense High Surf Advisory message for Tuesday, August 20 at 7:00 in the morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for South facing shores of Hawaii Island from Upolu Point in North Kohala through South Point in Ka`u to Cape Kumukahi in Puna through Thursday morning. A High Surf Warning is possible later today.
A High Surf Advisory means surf will be higher than normal, shore break, and dangerous currents could cause injury or death.
Due to the High Surf Advisory, the following are issued;
- Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
- Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution when near or entering the water.
- Beaches may be closed without notice.
- There are no beach closures at this time.
We will monitor conditions and inform you of changes to the conditions that may affect your safety.
Thank you and have a safe week.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.