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High surf advisory extended until 6 p.m. Monday (Feb 14)

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
338 AM HST MON FEB 14 2011

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

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-
338 AM HST MON FEB 14 2011

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING…

THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS NOW 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 9 FEET TODAY.

* TIMING…MARGINALLY HIGH SURF CONTINUES THIS MORNING…BUT IS EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE SLOWLY LATER TODAY.

* 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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