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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
341 PM HST WED FEB 10 2016

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

.A VERY LARGE NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD
THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE PEAKING EARLY THURSDAY...AND GRADUALLY
DIMINISHING LATE THURSDAY. ALTHOUGH THE SWELL HAS ARRIVED LATER
THAN EXPECTED...LATEST OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT THE SURF IS
CURRENTLY DANGEROUSLY LARGE AND POWERFUL.

HIZ001>003-006>008-012-013-017-019-020-023-026-111445-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.W.0009.000000T0000Z-160212T0400Z/
NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-WAIANAE COAST-
OAHU NORTH SHORE-OAHU KOOLAU-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-MOLOKAI LEEWARD-
MAUI WINDWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-WINDWARD HALEAKALA-KONA-
KOHALA-
341 PM HST WED FEB 10 2016

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

* SURF...ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND
  KAUAI...35 TO 45 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT. ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES
  OF OAHU MOLOKAI AND MAUI...BUILDING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...REACHING
  35 TO 45 FEET LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING TONIGHT. ALONG
  WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI...BUILDING THROUGH THE
  AFTERNOON...REACHING 20 TO 30 FEET LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
  CONTINUING TONIGHT. ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG
  ISLAND...BUILDING THROUGH TONIGHT TO HEIGHTS OF 8 TO 12 FEET...
  AND REMAINING STEADY ON THURSDAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* 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.

&&

$$

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