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High surf advisory continues for West Hawaii

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
330 AM HST SAT JAN 9 2010

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

.OVERVIEW…ADVISORY LEVEL SURF WILL CONTINUE ALONG THE AFFECTED BEACHES TODAY BEFORE A MUCH LARGER NORTHWEST SWELL ARRIVES ON SUNDAY. SURF HEIGHTS WILL QUICKLY CLIMB WELL ABOVE THE WARNING THRESHOLDS FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES ON SUNDAY. THIS VERY LARGE SWELL WILL LIKELY PRODUCE WARNING LEVEL SURF INTO TUESDAY.

NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-WAIANAE COAST- OAHU NORTH SHORE-OAHU KOOLAU-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-MOLOKAI LEEWARD- MAUI WINDWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-WINDWARD HALEAKALA-
330 AM HST SAT JAN 9 2010

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST TUESDAY…
…HIGH SURF WARNING IS CANCELLED…

SURF ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI AND NIIHAU…AND ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES OF OAHU MOLOKAI AND MAUI WILL BE 15 TO 20 FEET THIS MORNING…DROPPING TO HEIGHTS OF 12 TO 18 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.

SURF ALONG WEST-FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI WILL BE 10 TO 14 FEET THIS MORNING…DROPPING TO HEIGHTS OF 8 TO 12 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA…PRODUCING LARGE BREAKING WAVES…RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION.

LANAI MAKAI-KAHOOLAWE-KONA-KOHALA-
330 AM HST SAT JAN 9 2010

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

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF LANAI…KAHOOLAWE AND THE BIG ISLAND WILL BE 6 TO 10 FEET THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA…PRODUCING LARGE BREAKING WAVES…RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION.

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