November 4, 2010 – HILO, Hawaii
Voice of Stephanie Salazar
The national weather service office issued another coastal hazard message this morning. The north and East facing shores of Hawaii Island are under a high surf advisory, due to the large north northwest swell that should diminish tonight.
Surf along north shores of Hawaii Island will be 10 to 15 feet through this afternoon, and lower 6 to 10 feet – for east facing shores of our island.
According to the NWS:
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA…PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION. FORECAST SURF HEIGHTS ARE ESTIMATES OF THE HEIGHT OF THE
FACE…OR FRONT…OF WAVES.
Our neighboring, smaller islands have a high surf warning for some shores, including the “NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI AND FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF OAHU MOLOKAI AND MAUI”.