HAWAII ISLAND – 12 ft. high waves are expected to arrive along West Hawaii shores tomorrow.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for the shores of Kohala, Kona and Ka‘ū to go into effect Friday, January 13th. The High Surf Warning will remain in effect through Saturday morning.
Hawaii County Civil Defense says oceanfront residents and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for possible high and dangerous surf.
“You are advised to exercise caution due to the unpredictability of huge swells and dangerous surf,” the civil defense message states.
Highest surf usually coincides with the high tide period, which will occur at 5 p.m Friday, and 6 a.m. Saturday, emergency officials say.
“As a precaution, boat owners and oceanfront residents should take actions to secure their property,” civil defense says. “Precautionary actions should be done before Friday morning.”