Big surf headed to Oahu's North ShoreUPDATED 8:14 PM HST Jan 16, 2014Video Transcript
Shores- Good evening, I'm Paula Akana. Dangerous surf of up to 35-feet is expected to last through tomorrow. Let's get straight to our live team coverage- Chief meteorologist Justin Fujioka explains how this may be just the tip of the iceberg- but first we send it over to KITV4's Brenton Awa- who's standing right in front of those swells from Pipeline. Brenton? CUE TO VO: AND WE'RE TOLD THIS SWELL HAS BEEN UNPREDICTAB LE. CUE TO SOT: EVERYONE'S JUST WATCHING FROM THE SAND. OC: MAYBE HAVE TO COME TOMORROW CUE TO LIVE: Thanks Brenton. Let's go to Justin now... For the latest surf forecast. Justin? Paula, this giant northwest swell should peak between midnight and daybreak across the smaller islands. That's where an urgent high surf warning is in effect for most north and west shores. Expect sets up to 35 foot faces north, 25 west. Anyone entering the water could face significant injury or death. And onshore, significant run- up possible... especially around high tide, which is just before sunrise. A high surf warning up for the north and west shores of the Big Island... Where sets will be a bit lower as the smaller islands block some of the swell's energy. Breaking right now... A deadly fall through a roof...In Kalihi.