Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
324 PM HST THU SEP 3 2015

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI
MAUI AND BIG ISLAND...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES OF ALL ISLANDS...

.OVERVIEW...LARGE SURF WILL PERSIST ALONG EAST FACING SHORES
UNTIL EARLY THIS EVENING. THE EAST SHORE SURF MAY REMAIN ELEVATED
OR NEAR WARNING LEVELS THROUGH AT LEAST THE WEEKEND AND LIKELY
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. A NEW SOUTH SWELL WILL INCREASE WITH SURF
HEIGHTS REACHING HIGH SURF ADVISORY HEIGHTS ALONG SOUTH FACING
SHORES FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY.

HIZ002-008-009-012-013-017-019-020-024-025-041430-
/O.EXT.PHFO.SU.W.0008.000000T0000Z-150906T0400Z/
KAUAI WINDWARD-OAHU KOOLAU-OLOMANA-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-
MOLOKAI LEEWARD-MAUI WINDWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-
WINDWARD HALEAKALA-SOUTH BIG ISLAND-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
324 PM HST THU SEP 3 2015

...HIGH SURF WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SATURDAY...

THE HIGH SURF WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR EAST FACING SHORES UNTIL 6
PM HST SATURDAY.

* SURF...ALONG EAST FACING SHORES...12 TO 18 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 6 PM HST SATURDAY.

* 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. LARGE BREAKING
  WAVES AND STRONG CURRENTS MAY IMPACT HARBOR ENTRANCES AND
  CHANNELS CAUSING CHALLENGING BOAT HANDLING.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES FROM 6
AM HST FRIDAY UNTIL 6 PM HST SATURDAY.

* SURF...ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES...6 TO FEET.

* TIMING...FROM 6 AM HST FRIDAY THROUGH 6 PM HST SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE
  BREAK...AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING
  DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.

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 SHORE BREAK...AND DANGEROUS CURRENTS MAKE
ENTERING THE WATER VERY HAZARDOUS. ANYONE ENTERING THE WATER
COULD FACE SIGNIFICANT INJURY OR DEATH.

&&

$$

HIZ001-003-005-006-014-016-018-021-023-041430-
/O.NEW.PHFO.SU.Y.0043.150904T1600Z-150906T0400Z/
NIIHAU-KAUAI LEEWARD-OAHU SOUTH SHORE-WAIANAE COAST-LANAI MAKAI-
KAHOOLAWE-MAUI LEEWARD WEST-LEEWARD HALEAKALA-KONA-
324 PM HST THU SEP 3 2015

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM HST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY
TO 6 PM HST SATURDAY.

* SURF...6 TO 8 FEET.

* TIMING...FROM FRIDAY 6 AM HST THROUGH SATURDAY 6 PM HST.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE
  BREAK...AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING
  DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BEACHGOERS...SWIMMERS...AND SURFERS SHOULD HEED ALL ADVICE GIVEN
BY OCEAN SAFETY OFFICIALS AND EXERCISE CAUTION. BOATERS SHOULD
EXPECT RECREATIONAL SURFERS AND BODY BOARDERS UTILIZING HARBOR
CHANNELS TO ACCESS SURFING AREAS.

&&

$$

BRENCHLEY






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