Waves up to 25 feet could hit North Shore this weekend

Feb 9, 2013

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North Shore 25 foot surf February 2013

A new northwest swell that could bring waves up to 25 feet along the north shores of some Hawaiian islands has prompted officials to raise the high surf advisory issued Thursday morning to a high surf warning effective through 6 p.m. Sunday.

The warning is in effect for the north and west shores of Kauai, Molokai, Niihau and the north shores of Oahu and Maui, according to the National Weather Service. Surf along north shores is expected to build to 20 to 25 feet this afternoon through tonight while west shores are expected to see surf of 15 to 20 feet.

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The west shores of Oahu and Hawaii island remain under a high surf advisory and could see surf of 12 to 18 feet and 6 to 8 feet, respectively.

Beachgoers and boaters should exercise caution and to expect strong breaking waves and shorebreak, as well as strong longshore and rip currents.

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Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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