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Wind, surf and small craft advisories for the Big Island

Wind Advisory
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for the Kohala and Ka‘u areas of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Monday (April 14).

Winds are coming from the Northeast at 20-35 mph with localized gusts over 45 mph. The strong winds will be focused in the Leeward Kohala area, the Waimea to Kawaihae corridor, the Western Saddle areas and in the area of South Point.

The strong winds can send trees, branches and other objects into roadways, power lines and/or equipment. Winds this strong can damage roofs and cause flying debris if outdoor items are not properly tied down. These winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use caution while driving.

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reminds people that if you see a downed power line you should stay as far away as possible and report any damage or outages to their dispatch center at (808) 969-6666.

High Surf Advisory
A High Surf Advisory for East facing shores of the Big Island is in effect until 6 p.m. Monday (April 14).

Surf is forecast to be in the six to 10 foot range along East facing shores.

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don’t go out.

Boaters should expect recreational surfers and bodyboarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

Small Craft Advisory
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Monday (April 14) for all Hawaiian Waters.

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