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High Surf Advisory South shores of all islands

August 4, 2010, 8:27 AM HST
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(August 4, 2010 – 8:00 a.m.)  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH FACING SHORES of ALL ISLANDS in effect until 6:00 p.m. THURSDAY.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

EFFECTS:  Surf along south facing shores will be 5 to 8 feet today and will remain high through Thursday. Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.  A high tide of approximately 2.2 feet is expected between 12:33 p.m. and 13:45 p.m. this afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:   BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER AND WELL AWAY FROM THE SHORE BREAK DUE TO THE HAZARDOUS WAVE ACTION AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

INFORMATION:  NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025.   NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

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