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High Surf Warning

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
346 AM HST WED SEP 2 2015

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

.OVERVIEW...A LARGE NORTHEAST SWELL ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE
IGNACIO WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE WARNING LEVEL SURF AND COASTAL
INUNDATION ALONG EAST FACING SHORES. ANOTHER LARGE EAST SWELL FROM
DISTANT HURRICANE JIMENA WILL ALSO MAINTAIN SURF NEAR WARNING
LEVELS FOR EAST FACING SHORES. THIS SWELL WILL KEEP SURF NEAR
WARNING LEVELS INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...AND THE HIGH SURF WARNING
MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND THURSDAY.

HIZ017-019-020-024-025-030300-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.W.0008.000000T0000Z-150904T0400Z/
MAUI WINDWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-WINDWARD HALEAKALA-
SOUTH BIG ISLAND-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
346 AM HST WED SEP 2 2015

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

A HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY.

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

* TIMING...EAST SWELL PEAKING TODAY. NORTH-NORTHEAST SWELL
  DIMINISHING TONIGHT. ELEVATED SURF WILL PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST
  THE WEEKEND.

* 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...

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.

&&

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