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6-8 foot surf forecast in West Hawaii for Thursday-Friday


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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
353 AM HST WED MAR 30 2011

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI NIIHAU AND OAHU…AND FOR EXPOSED NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI COUNTY BEGINNING AT NOON TODAY. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY BEGINS FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND LATE TONIGHT…

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING TOWARDS THE GULF OF ALASKA HAS SENT A LARGE WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL TOWARDS HAWAII. LARGE SURF WILL BUILD ON THE SMALLER ISLANDS TODAY…SPREADING TO THE KONA COAST OF THE BIG ISLAND LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

KONA-
353 AM HST WED MAR 30 2011

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM THURSDAY TO 6 PM HST FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM THURSDAY TO 6 PM HST FRIDAY.

* SURF…6 TO 8 FEET.

* TIMING…THE SURF WILL BUILD WEDNESDAY NIGHT REACHING 8 FEET BEFORE SUNRISE THURSDAY. THE SURF WILL THEN REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Small craft advisory from noon today to 6 am HST Friday for Kauai Northwest Waters-Kauai Windward Waters-Kauai Leeward Waters-Kauai Channel-Oahu Windward Waters-Oahu Leeward Waters- Kaiwi Channel-Maui County Windward Waters-Maui County Leeward Waters-Big Island Windward Waters.

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