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High surf advisory for north and east facing shores until 6 p.m.

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
320 AM HST SUN FEB 13 2011

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND EAST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND…

NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-OAHU NORTH SHORE-OAHU KOOLAU-OLOMANA- MOLOKAI WINDWARD-MOLOKAI LEEWARD-MAUI WINDWARD WEST- MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-WINDWARD HALEAKALA-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
320 AM HST SUN FEB 13 2011

…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…ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES…SURF WILL BE 10 TO 15 FEET TODAY. ALONG EAST FACING SHORES…SURF WILL BE 6 TO 10 FEET TODAY.

* TIMING…SURF CONTINUES TODAY…BUT SUBSIDING SLOWLY LATER TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS…ROUGH AND CHOPPY SURF WILL INCREASE THE CHANCE FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS…WHICH CAN EASILY OVERPOWER EVEN STRONG SWIMMERS. MINOR COASTAL EROSION IS POSSIBLE ALONG EAST FACING SHORES EXPOSED TO THE NORTH SWELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT WAVES ALONG THE AFFECTED SHORES WILL BE HIGHER THAN NORMAL. BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER AND WELL AWAY FROM THE SHORE BREAK DUE TO HAZARDOUS WAVE ACTION.

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