WAVES BREAK ON LEDGE - © 1986, 2001, Hawaiian Lifeguard Association. All Rights Reserved.

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

Condition Description: These are large waves originating from deep water breaking on rocky ledges. However, this condition can occur suddenly, unexpectedly even when the water appears to be calm.

Comments: Be very cautious when walking along rocky coastlines where waves are breaking. Rocks become slippery and are sharp, abrasive lava stone. Lava is very porous and it crumbles easily. Don't ever go into the wet rocky zone. The ocean is unpredictable and has been known to wash people away.

Don't put yourself in a position where you could be swept away. Please heed all posted warnings! Your life could depend on it!