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High surf warning issued Friday, Saturday for Kaua‘i

LIHU‘E — A high surf warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau has been issued by the National Weather Service.

This warning is in effect through 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22.

According to the NWS, surf heights are expected to increase to 25 to 35 feet along north-facing shores and 18 to 25 feet along west-facing shores.

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,

For up-to-date information about Kaua‘i ocean conditions and ocean safety, please speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, visit, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.
Source: The Garden Island

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