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High surf pounding Hawaii Island prompts warnings and advisories


Honolulu Landing area of Old Government Beach Road in Waa Waa is closed due to high surf

High Surf Warning

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the high surf warning for north and east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 a.m. Friday (Feb 26).

Surf is forecast to be in the 20-25 foot range tonight lowering to 10-15 feet Wednesday then rising to 20-25 feet on Thursday.

Extreme ocean conditions are forecast with ocean surge over the shoreline potentially damaging coastal properties including roadways. Large breaking waves may affect harbor entrances and channels with significant damage possible to docks, piers, ramps and boats.

Entering the water will be very hazardous. Anyone entering the water could face death. Stay well away from the affected shoreline. Take action to protect boats and shoreline property. Be prepared to use alternate routes in case of road closures.

Police report Old Government Beach Road in Waa Waa is closed due to high surf just south of Kuna Street and about a mile north of Sadileck Road in an area commonly known as Honolulu Landing.

High Surf Advisory

A high surf advisory is in effect for the Kona-Kohala west facing coastlines until 6 a.m. Friday (Feb 26).

Surf along west facing shores of Hawaii Island are forecast to be in the 6-9 foot range tonight, lowering to 5-7 feet Wednesday then rising to 6-9 feet Thursday.

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.

The following beaches are closed due to the high surf

  • Laaloa Beach Park
  • Kahaluu Beach Park
  • Mahukona Beach Park Wharf Side
  • Kekaha Kai State Park (Kua Bay portion)

Small Craft Advisories

A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday (Feb 25) for all Hawaiian waters except Maalaea Bay.

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