Kauai News

Officials Advise No Swimming Amid High Surf Warning

Posted November 2, 2021, 11:46 AM HST

Ocean Safety officials advise no swimming or snorkeling at north-facing shores due to a high surf warning and dangerous ocean conditions.

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. on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Officials say entering the water in these areas during the High Surf Warning is 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, www.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 www.hawaiibeachsafety.com, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.