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UPDATE: High surf advisory now in effect for east-facing shores of Kauaʻi until 6 p.m. Wednesday

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Updated 3:41 p.m. Feb. 14: A high surf advisory for large breaking waves of 7 to 10 feet has been extended until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Updated at 6:40 a.m. on Feb. 13: The high surf advisory has been extended until 6 a.m. Tuesday for east-facing shores of Kauaʻi.

Large and very rough trade wind swell will continue through tonight. Surf could remain elevated at or above the advisory threshold along some east-facing shores through much of the week. The forecast is for surf of 8 to 12 feet.

Updated at 4:03 p.m. on Feb. 11: A high surf advisory is now in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, for south Kauaʻi. The high surf warning that was in effect for all east-facing shores of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau was canceled.


The National Weather Service in Honolulu says a large and very rough trade wind swell will gradually decline during the next couple of days, though east-shore surf will remain above the advisory level through at least Sunday night. Surf along some east-facing shores could remain elevated Monday through Wednesday.

Large breaking waves of 10 to 14 feet are forecast tonight, declining to 8 to 12 feet Sunday.

Strong breaking waves and strong currents will make swimming dangerous in the advisory areas. Heed all advice from ocean safety officials. When in doubt, don’t go out.


For updated information on ocean and weather alerts, visit the National Weather Service website. For up-to-date information about Kaua‘i ocean conditions and ocean safety, speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, click here or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.

In addition, a wind advisory that was in effect for both islands also was canceled, as winds have fallen below the advisory threshold.

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