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High surf warning until Friday morning

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

Surf was expected to rise to 20 to 26 feet Thursday and lower to 18 to 24 feet on Friday.

Entering the water in these areas during the warning is very hazardous and could cause serious injury or deat, according to a county press release.

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

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, visit, or call the Kaua‘i Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.
Source: The Garden Island

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