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High Surf Advisory in Effect for East-Facing Shores

March 4, 2019, 4:14 PM HST
* Updated March 5, 7:54 AM
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National Weather Service Honolulu HI: 4 PM, Monday, March 4, 2019

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory, which is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019.

An area of low pressure NE of the state will send a large N-to-NE swell towards the islands tonight, Monday, March 4, that will linger through Wednesday night, bringing advisory level surf to most east-facing shores.

Areas in Maui County under the advisory include windward Moloka‘i and windward Maui.

Surf will build to 10 to 14 feet late tonight and Tuesday, then lowering to 6 to 10 feet Wednesday along east-facing shores of Moloka‘i, Maui, Kaua‘i, O‘ahu and the Big Island.


Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents, making swimming
difficult and dangerous.



Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials, and exercise caution. Know your limits; when in doubt, do not go out.

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