High surf warning posted until Fri. morning
The National Weather Service has issued a high surf warning for the north and west-facing shores of Kauai, Oahu and Molokai along with the north-facing shores of Maui and the Big Island on Monday. The warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
HONOLULU - The National Weather Service has issued a high surf warning for the north and west-facing shores of Kauai, Oahu and Molokai along with the north-facing shores of Maui and the Big Island on Monday. The warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Friday.
Surf on the north and west-facing shores of Kauai and the north-facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui are expected to be 20-to-25-foot faces Tuesday night lowering to 12-to-18-foot faces on Wednesday. Face heights are then expected to rise to 40-to-50-feet late Wednesday
The west-facing shores of Oahu and Molokai are expected to see e 15-to-20-foot face heights Tuesday night lowering to 8-to-12-feet on Wednesday then rising to 20-to-25-foot face heights by late Wednesday.
The north-facing shores of the Big Island should see 20-to-25-foot face heights Tuesday night lowering to 10-to-15-feet on Wednesday and then rising back up to 20-25-foot face heights on Thursday.
On Oahu, Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach Park and Waimea Bay are closed due to the high surf.
On the Big Island, Old Government Beach Road is closed in Waa Waa due to the big surf.
On Maui, Hookipa Beach Park is closed. Maui County officials say the water is likely to come crashing over the park's beach wall and into the pavilion areas.
On Kauai, Ocean Safety officials are advising "no swimming" at all north shore beaches from Polihale to 'Anini Beach.
Residents in those areas can expect ocean water surging over the shoreline creating the potential for for significant damage to coastal properties, including roadways.
Coast road closures are possible. Large breaking waves may affect harbor entrances and channels with significant damage possible to docks, piers, ramps and boats.
Entering the water will be very hazardous. Anyone entering the water could face death. Stay well away from the affected shoreline. Take action to protect boats and shoreline property. Be prepared to use alternate routes in case of road closures.