HIGH SURF - © 1986, 2001 Hawaiian Lifeguard Association. All Rights Reserved.

Warning Level: DANGEROUS . . . a potential for loss of life or limb exists.

Condition: Large powerful waves are generated by winds and storms at sea sometimes thousands of miles from the Hawaiian Islands. Seasonal high surf occurs on all shores of O`ahu. Typically, shorelines facing North, East and West receive high surf during Winter months. Shores facing Southeast and Southwest receive high surf during Summer months.

If you're uncertain of your abilities, don't go into the ocean during high surf, heed all posted high surf warnings! Your life could depend on it!

Comments: Surf on the North shore may reach heights of twenty-five feet plus, - on the West shore, fifteen feet plus!