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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
614 PM HST FRI JUL 22 2016

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

.LARGE AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING SURF FROM TROPICAL STORM DARBY
WILL IMPACT EAST FACING SHORES OF ALL ISLANDS THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...WITH THE GREATEST IMPACTS EXPECTED ON MAUI AND THE BIG
ISLAND.

HIZ017-020-024-025-231715-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.W.0016.000000T0000Z-160724T1600Z/
MAUI WINDWARD WEST-WINDWARD HALEAKALA-SOUTH BIG ISLAND-
BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
614 PM HST FRI JUL 22 2016

...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST SUNDAY...

* SURF...SURF 15 TO 25 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHER SETS ALONG
  EAST FACING SHORES. SURF OBSERVATIONS ON FRIDAY INDICATED SURF
  AS HIGH AS 20 FEET ALONG EAST AND SOUTHEAST FACING SHORES OF THE
  BIG ISLAND.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY.

* 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.

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.

&&

$$

HIZ002-008-009-012-231715-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.Y.0039.000000T0000Z-160724T1600Z/
KAUAI WINDWARD-OAHU KOOLAU-OLOMANA-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-
614 PM HST FRI JUL 22 2016

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

* SURF...10 TO 14 FEET ALONG EAST FACING SHORES.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY 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. KNOW YOUR LIMITS
AND SEEK OCEAN RECREATION AREAS BEST SUITED FOR YOUR ABILITIES.

&&

$$

BIRCHARD


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