CIVIL DEFENSE AGENCY                                Date: 1/13/18, 1:00 p.m.


Incident: High Surf Warning for North and West Facing Shores for Hawaii Island

This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a High Surf message for Saturday afternoon, January 13 at 1:00 p.m..

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for North and West facing shores of Hawaii Island today through the holiday weekend.  This includes the shorelines of North and South Kona, North and South Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo and Puna.  A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf.

Surf is forecast to build this afternoon to 16 feet on West shores and 30 feet on North shores Saturday night, then gradually subside Monday. The highest threat will coincide with the high tides, which occur at 2 AM and 1:30 PM Sunday.

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.
  • Closures of roads and beaches may occur without notice.
  • It is recommended that the public suspend activities along the shores until this hazard subsides.

This message will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety. Thank you for listening. Have a safe weekend, this is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.