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Radar valid at 600 am HST, Jul 18th 2022

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...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES OF ALL ISLANDS... .Historic south swell will produce dangerous waves along south facing shores this weekend. This swell will build all day Saturday and peak at High Surf Warning levels Saturday night through Sunday night then slowly decrease through the first half of next week. The swell direction will be out of the south at 170 to 190 degrees.

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Niihau-Kauai Southwest-Waianae Coast-Kahoolawe-Maui Leeward West-
Kona-Kohala-Kauai South-East Honolulu-Honolulu Metro-Ewa Plain-
Molokai Southeast-Molokai Leeward South-Lanai Leeward-Lanai South-
Maui Central Valley South-Kipahulu-South Maui/Upcountry-
South Haleakala-Big Island South-Big Island Southeast-
328 PM HST Fri Jul 15 2022

...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 AM HST
MONDAY...

* WHAT...Surf building to 10 to 14 feet during the day Saturday
then rising to 12 to 16 feet with occasional sets to 20 feet
Saturday night through Sunday night.

* WHERE...South facing shores of all Hawaiian Islands.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Saturday to 6 AM HST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Very High...Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping
across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves, and
strong longshore and rip currents. Large breaking waves and
strong currents may impact harbor entrances and channels causing
challenging boat handling.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Large, breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous
currents make entering the water very hazardous.

Boaters should be aware of an increased number of surfers and
body boarders utilizing the harbor channel to access surfing
areas.

Always heed lifeguard advice and know your limits. When in doubt,
do not go out.

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