The city says Ocean Safety officials and the National Weather Service are partnering in preparation for an El Nino surf season.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a more active surf season, compared to last year.
To meet the increased hazard level and continued growing numbers of people visiting the North and Leeward Shore beach areas each surf season, Ocean Safety is executing a plan that includes the addition of a fifth mobile response team to service the beaches and waters from Kaena Point to Kahuku Point.
Ocean Safety officials discussed how they prepare for the annual North Pacific surf season.
There will be a strong emphasis on how the public can minimize their risk of injury or death during the season.
Officials is reminding the public that the best plan to prevent a bad day at the beach is to know the up to date ocean hazard levels and pick a beach that best matches their ocean recreation skill level via www.hawaiibeachsafety.org.
You can watch Justin Fujioka's report tonight on KITV4 News at 6.