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High Surf Warning Currently in Effect for Hawaiʻi Island’s Western Shores


The National Weather Service has extended the High Surf Warning for west facing shores of Hawaiʻi Island through Wednesday, January 12.  The shorelines affected include North and South Kohala and North and South Kona.

A High Surf Warning means large breaking surf, significant shore break, and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous.

Due to the High Surf Warning, the following are issued;

Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

There are no beach closures at this time, however beaches may be closed without notice.  .

Mayor Roth released a statement warning the public to use extreme caution when entering the county’s western facing shores after HFD made five ocean rescues due to dangerous conditions over the last few days.


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