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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
326 AM HST SUN DEC 21 2014

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU
KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...
...HIGH SURF WARNING BEGINNING LATER THIS MORNING FOR WEST FACING
SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...
...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 WILL CONTINUE TO
BUILD TO WARNING LEVELS TODAY. SURF HEIGHTS ALONG WEST FACING SHORES
OF THE BIG ISLAND WILL REACH ADVISORY LEVELS LATER THIS
MORNING...INCREASING TO WARNING LEVELS TONIGHT.

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

HIZ001>003-006>009-012-013-017-019-020-220230-
/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-
326 AM HST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

A HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST TUESDAY.

* SURF...ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI
  AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF OAHU...MOLOKAI AND MAUI...PEAKING AT
  25 TO 30 FEET TONIGHT AND MONDAY. ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF
  OAHU AND MOLOKAI...PEAKING AT 15 TO 20 FEET TONIGHT AND MONDAY.

* TIMING...SURF WILL BEGIN BUILDING BY DAYBREAK ON KAUAI...DURING
  THE MORNING HOURS ON OAHU...AND BY MIDDAY 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.

&&

$$

HIZ023-026-220230-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.W.0013.141221T2000Z-141223T1600Z/
KONA-KOHALA-
326 AM HST SUN DEC 21 2014

...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 AM HST TUESDAY...

A HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 AM HST TUESDAY.

* SURF...ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...6 TO 10 FEET
  DURING THE DAY...INCREASING TO 8 TO 12 FEET TONIGHT.

* TIMING...ADVISORY LEVEL SURF FROM 10 AM TODAY...INCREASING TO
  WARNING LEVELS TONIGHT.

* 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.

&&

$$

HIZ024-025-220230-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.Y.0050.000000T0000Z-141222T0400Z/
SOUTH BIG ISLAND-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
326 AM HST SUN DEC 21 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS
EVENING...

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

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

* TIMING...THROUGH 6 PM HST TODAY.

* 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.

&&

$$








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