A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the South, Southeast, and West Facing Shores of Hawaii Island through Wednesday evening (August 18th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES OF ALL THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS... .A rising, long-period south swell will produce elevated surf along south facing shores through Wednesday afternoon. Surf will gradually lower thereafter. ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Surf of 8 to 12 feet. * WHERE...South facing shores of all Hawaiian Islands. * WHEN...Until 6 PM HST Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Moderate. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.