Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Windward Haleakala (HIZ020) Hawaii Issued by the National Weather Service

 

High Surf Advisory High Surf Advisory - Windward Haleakala (Hawaii)


Updated:Sat, 17-Nov-2018 3:56am HST
Effective:Sat, 17-Nov-2018 3:56am HST
Expires:Sat, 17-Nov-2018 6:00pm HST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Kauai Leeward; Kauai Windward; Maui Central Valley; Maui Windward West; Molokai Leeward; Molokai Windward; Niihau; Oahu Koolau; Oahu North Shore; Waianae Coast; Windward Haleakala
 
Instructions: Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Large breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous. Know your limits and seek ocean recreation areas best suited for your abilities.

Message summary: ...high surf advisory for north and west facing shores of niihau kauai oahu molokai and north facing shores of maui...
.surf will remain around advisory levels through the day along exposed north and west facing shores as a north-northwest swell remains in place. Surf will slowly lower tonight through sunday.
...high surf advisory now in effect until 6 pm hst this evening...
* surf...10 to 15 feet along north and west facing shores of niihau and kauai and north facing shores of oahu, molokai and maui. 7 to 12 feet along west facing shores of oahu and molokai.
* timing...through this afternoon.
* impacts...moderate...expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
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