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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
712 AM HST Wed Mar 20 2019

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

.Surf will be on the rise today as a new long-period northwest
swell fills in and peaks overnight tonight. Surf is expected to
stay elevated at least through Thursday night and possibly into
Friday as a series of reinforcing northwest swells move through.

HIZ001>003-006>008-012-013-017-019-020-210615-
/O.NEW.PHFO.SU.Y.0022.190320T1712Z-190322T1600Z/
Niihau-Kauai Windward-Kauai Leeward-Waianae Coast-
Oahu North Shore-Oahu Koolau-Molokai Windward-Molokai Leeward-
Maui Windward West-Maui Central Valley-Windward Haleakala-
712 AM HST Wed Mar 20 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST FRIDAY FOR NORTH
AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI AND NORTH
FACING SHORES OF MAUI...

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf
Advisory, which is in effect until 6 AM HST Friday.

* SURF...Rising to 15 to 20 feet this afternoon along north and
  west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai, and along north facing
  shores of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui. Rising to 10 to 14 feet this
  afternoon along west facing shores of Oahu and Molokai.

* TIMING...Surf building through tonight and holding through
  Thursday night.

* IMPACTS...Moderate...Expect strong breaking waves, shore break,
  and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult
  and dangerous.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

Kino

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