High surf warning on north, west Kaua‘i shores

LIHU‘E — The National Weather Service issued a high-surf warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 a.m. today.

According to the NWS, surf heights were expected to increase to 20 to 26 feet along north-facing shores and 15 to 20 feet along west-facing shores Tuesday.

Entering the water in these areas during the high-surf warning is very hazardous and could cause serious injury or death.

Spectators are also advised to use extreme caution, as large, breaking waves could make it dangerous for those standing along the shoreline.

The warning may be extended or modified as conditions develop. For updated information on ocean and weather alerts, visit the NWS website, weather.gov/hfo.

For up-to-date information about Kaua‘i ocean conditions and ocean safety, speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, visit hawaiibeachsafety.com, or call the Kaua‘i Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.


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