Kauai News

High Surf Advisory for North- and West-Facing Shores Goes Into Effect Wednesday Morning

Posted January 18, 2022, 4:28 PM HST

Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau can again expect high surf along portions of their coasts beginning Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for north-and west-facing shores for both islands from 6 a.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday. Surf ranging from 14-20 feet is forecast along north-facing shores and surf between 10-14 feet along west-facing shores.

The weather service says a west-northwest swell will fill in across the island chain tonight. This swell will produce advisory level surf during the day Wednesday. The swell is expected to begin to subside late Wednesday, with surf falling below advisory levels that evening.

Strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents are expected, making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.