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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
348 PM HST SAT DEC 20 2014

...HIGH SURF WARNING BEGINNING EARLY SUNDAY FOR NORTH AND WEST
FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND FOR NORTH
FACING SHORES OF MAUI...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG
ISLAND...

.A POWERFUL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM GENERATED A LARGE...LONG PERIOD
NORTHWEST SWELL EARLIER IN THE WEEK. THIS SWELL IS EXPECTED TO
REACH THE ISLANDS LATE TONIGHT...AND RAPIDLY BUILD TO WARNING
LEVELS ON SUNDAY. WARNING LEVEL SURF IS ALSO EXPECTED FOR THE
WEST SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND BEGINNING SUNDAY NIGHT.

A SHORTER PERIOD SOUTHEASTERLY SWELL WILL BRING ADVISORY LEVEL
SURF TO EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND. THIS SWELL WILL
REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH SUNDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING.

HIZ001>003-006>009-012-013-017-019-020-211500-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.W.0013.141221T1400Z-141223T1600Z/
NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-WAIANAE COAST-
OAHU NORTH SHORE-OAHU KOOLAU-OLOMANA-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-
MOLOKAI LEEWARD-MAUI WINDWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-
WINDWARD HALEAKALA-
348 PM HST SAT DEC 20 2014

...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM
HST TUESDAY...

A HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM
HST TUESDAY.

* SURF...ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI
  AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF OAHU...MOLOKAI AND MAUI...BUILDING
  TO 25 TO 30 FEET SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. ALONG WEST FACING
  SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI...BUILDING TO 15 TO 20 FEET SUNDAY
  NIGHT AND MONDAY.

* TIMING...WARNING LEVEL SURF IS EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY BUILD BY
  DAYBREAK SUNDAY ON KAUAI...DURING SUNDAY MORNING ON OAHU...AND
  BY MIDDAY SUNDAY ACROSS MAUI COUNTY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH...EXPECT OCEAN WATER OCCASIONALLY SWEEPING
  ACROSS PORTIONS OF BEACHES...VERY STRONG BREAKING WAVES AND
  STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS. BREAKING WAVES MAY
  OCCASIONALLY IMPACT HARBORS MAKING NAVIGATING THE HARBOR
  CHANNEL DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LARGE BREAKING SURF...SIGNIFICANT SHOREBREAK...AND DANGEROUS
CURRENTS MAKE ENTERING THE WATER VERY HAZARDOUS. ANYONE ENTERING
THE WATER COULD FACE SIGNIFICANT INJURY OR DEATH. BOATERS SHOULD
BE AWARE OF AN INCREASED NUMBER OF SURFERS AND BODY BOARDERS
UTILIZING THE HARBOR CHANNEL TO ACCESS SURFING AREAS.

&&

$$

HIZ024-025-211500-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.Y.0050.000000T0000Z-141222T0400Z/
SOUTH BIG ISLAND-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
348 PM HST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SUNDAY.

* SURF...6 TO 10 FEET ALONG EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND.

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY.

* 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.

&&

$$

BRAVENDER




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