High Surf Warning Issued for North Facing Shores

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for North facing shores of Hawai`i Island Tuesday through Wednesday.  A High Surf Warning means there is a high threat to life and property from the surf.

North shore surf is forecast to build up to 25 feet tonight, then up to 30 feet tomorrow. The highest threat will coincide with the high tides, which occur at 4 p.m., Tuesday, and 5:30 a.m., Wednesday.

Due to the High Surf Warning, the following are in effect:

  • Oceanfront residents and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for high and dangerous surf.
  • Boat owners and oceanfront residents should take action to secure their property before nightfall.
  • Closures of roads and beaches may occur without notice.

The NWS has also issued a High Wind Advisory for Hawai`i Island. A High Wind Advisory means objects that are outdoors should be secured and caution should be taken if driving.

Trade winds are forecast between 20-35 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour through tonight. The highest winds are expected for the areas of Kawaihae, Hawi, Keahole North Kona, South Point, and Cape Kumukahi. Other areas may also experience high winds, and, power outages may occur.