High surf warning posted until Friday morning

Published On: Dec 27 2013 09:05:41 AM HST   Updated On: Jan 23 2014 10:48:23 AM HST

Don in Hauula

Laie Point


The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning for the north and west facing shores of Kauai, Oahu and Molokai as well as the north facing shores of Maui and west facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Friday.

North and west facing shores of Kauai and the north facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui should see 30 to 40 foot high waves.  The west facing shores of Oahu and Molokai is expected to get 15 to 25 foot surf.  The west facing shores of the Big Island should see 10 to 15 foot surf.

Extreme giant breaking surf and very large shore break and dangerous currents will make it extremely hazardous to approach the shoreline.  Anyone approaching the shoreline could face significant injury or death.  Significant coast inundation and property damage is possible.  Road closures are likely and breaking waves may make it impossible to enter or leave harbors.

Coastal residents should take measures to protect property and monitor information from Emergency Personnel for possible evacuation orders.

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