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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
330 AM HST Wed Dec 13 2017

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU
KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI...AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...

.A very large north-northwest swell will create dangerous surf
along north and west facing shores. Surf will peak today but
remain very high through Thursday.

HIZ001>003-006>008-012-013-017-019-020-140230-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.W.0018.000000T0000Z-171215T0400Z/
Niihau-Kauai Windward-Kauai Leeward-Waianae Coast-
Oahu North Shore-Oahu Koolau-Molokai Windward-Molokai Leeward-
Maui Windward West-Maui Central Valley-Windward Haleakala-
330 AM HST Wed Dec 13 2017

...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM THURSDAY...

* SURF...Along north and west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai,
  Molokai, and north facing shores of Oahu and Maui, 30 to 40 feet
  today, lowering to 20 to 30 feet Thursday. Along west facing
  shores of Oahu...20 to 30 feet today, lowering to 15 to 20 feet
  Thursday.

* TIMING...Peaking today, then slowly declining through Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Very High...Expect ocean water surging over the
  shoreline, possibly affecting coastal roads. Powerful currents
  will be present at most beaches. Large breaking waves and
  strong currents may impact harbor entrances and channels causing
  challenging boat handling.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Stay well away from the shoreline along the affected areas. Watch
out for waves splashing onto roads and leaving sand and rocks. Be
prepared for road closures.

&&

$$

HIZ025-140230-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.Y.0054.000000T0000Z-171215T0400Z/
Big Island North and East-
330 AM HST Wed Dec 13 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY...

* SURF...Along north facing shores...building to 16 to 24 feet
  today. Lowering to 15 to 20 feet Thursday.

* TIMING...Building today, then slowly declining tonight through
  Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Moderate...Expect strong breaking waves, shore break,
  and strong currents making swimming dangerous.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Heed all advice from ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

&&

$$
Donaldson



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