Shoreline Alert

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January 23, 2023 3:07 AM

High Surf Warning issued January 23 at 3:06AM HST until January 23 at 6:00PM HST by NWS Honolulu HI

* WHAT...Dangerously large breaking waves of 25 to 40 feet, except
12 to 16 feet along west facing shores of the Big Island.

* WHERE...North and west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Molokai,
and Oahu, north facing shores of Maui, and west facing shores of
the Big Island.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM HST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Very High. Expect strong breaking waves and powerful
currents with ocean water surging and sweeping across beaches,
periodically overtopping vulnerable coastal roadways with
localized beach erosion. Wave runup could impact coastal
properties and infrastructure, especially during the morning
high tide. Powerful longshore and rip currents will be present.

Stay well away from the shoreline along the affected coasts. Be
prepared for road closures.

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