UPDATE – (Monday, September 12)
- The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for south facing shores of all Hawaiian Islands, in effect from now until 6 a.m. HST on Tuesday.
- Surf heights of 7 to 10 feet are possible, with “strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.”
From the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense:
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for south facing shores of Hawaii Island from Keahole Point in North Kona south through Ka`u to Cape Kumukahi in Puna through Tuesday.
A High Surf Advisory means surf will be higher than normal, shore break, and dangerous currents can make swimming difficult and dangerous.
Due to the High Surf Advisory, the following are issued:
• Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
• Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers should exercise caution and heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials.
• Beaches may be closed without notice.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAIʻI ISLAND - A south swell may briefly push surf heights to advisory levels along south facing shores later today, forecasters say.