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High Surf Advisory, South Facing Shores

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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.

Written by: Cosmic Cowgirl

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