Day: January 14, 2023

Surfing Hawaii

Massive waves up to 50 feet pound Hawaiian Islands

Travel // Hawaii Amy Graff, SFGATE Jan. 11, 2023 Waves at Waimea Bay clocking in around 20 to 25 feet at 6:45 a.m. on Oahu, Hawaii, on Jan. 11, 2023. screenshot via SurflineA storm-whipped Pacific Ocean is sending monster surf to the Hawaiian Islands on Wednesday, with wave heights up to 50 feet at some beaches.  […]

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Ocean Safety continues to urge caution after dozens of rescues on north, west shores
Surfing Hawaii

Ocean Safety continues to urge caution after dozens of rescues on north, west shores

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – With a high surf warning extended through Friday morning Honolulu Ocean Safety is urging the public to remain cautious of huge waves. While forecasts show the giant swell is slowly dropping, this message comes as extremely high surf and dangerous shoreline conditions ― with some areas seeing wave heights to 50 feet […]

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High surf warning extended as large winter swell continues
Surfing Hawaii

High surf warning extended as large winter swell continues

UPDATE: THURSDAY 5:35 a.m. The National Weather Service in Honolulu this morning extended the high surf warning for most Hawaiian islands until 6 a.m. Friday. The warning is in effect for north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai; north shores of Maui, and west shores of Hawaii island. Forecasters expect waves of […]

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Several Hawaii beaches closed ahead of large northwest swell
Surfing Hawaii

Several Hawaii beaches closed ahead of large northwest swell

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Several Hawaii beaches will be closed Wednesday in anticipation of what’s expected to be the largest swell of the season so far. Gates will be locked on Wednesday at Baldwin and Hookipa beach Parks in Paia on Maui. Officials will closely monitor and assess impacts from high surf throughout the day. On […]

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High surf on Oahu’s north, west shores keeps first responders busy
Surfing Hawaii

High surf on Oahu’s north, west shores keeps first responders busy

Honolulu lifeguards have been busy today due to a high surf warning along the north and west shores of most isles as the largest swell of the season reaches its peak. Honolulu Ocean Safety said before 9:30 a.m., a 40-year old road worker was injured along Kamehameha Highway near “Rock Piles” when a large wave […]

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Surfing California

High surf batters Southern California beaches

High surf batters SoCal beaches Some local beach communities were hit hard during a storm that drenched Southern California. VENTURA, Calif. – A dangerous bomb cyclone that drenched Southern California triggered dangerous surf and ocean conditions at local beaches, possibly delivering the largest westerly swell in more than 15 years. On Thursday, the stormy conditions […]

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Surfing California

Dangerous 12-22 foot surf expected for Central Coast and Ventura County, NWS says

VENTURA, Calif. (KABC) — Coastal communities are being asked to plan ahead as a high surf advisory is in effect for Southern California beaches as a swell brings potentially dangerous surf to the coast. The advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday. As of Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service […]

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Surfing California

Riders on the storm: Santa Cruz surfers’ yin-yang relationship with historic megaswell events

Have something to say? Lookout welcomes letters to the editor, within our policies, from readers. Guidelines here. Richard Schmidt is old enough to remember the winter of 1982 better than most. And as the person who put Santa Cruz surfing on the map because of his supreme comfort in extreme ocean conditions, from Hawaii’s North […]

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Surfers trapped in Mexico as civil war erupts in Sinaloa over arrest of alleged fentanyl trafficker and kid of drug lord El Chapo, “We’re hiding out in our apartment with no water or food wondering what the night will bring down!” – BeachGrit
Surfing Mexico

Surfers trapped in Mexico as civil war erupts in Sinaloa over arrest of alleged fentanyl trafficker and kid of drug lord El Chapo, “We’re hiding out in our apartment with no water or food wondering what the night will bring down!” – BeachGrit

“I’m surfing like Apocalypse Now come (too close) to life.” There’s considerable heat on the streets of the Mexican state of Sinaloa tonight following the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, alleged major mover of Fentanyl into the US and son of the wonderfully cinematic drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán. The Americanos have been trying like hell to get […]

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“Bomb” swell arrives in Southern California spiking wave heights and drawing severe warnings from Surfline: “Bottom line is that it’s Very Dangerous at all areas so really think hard before you attempt a paddle out!” – BeachGrit
Surfing Mexico

“Bomb” swell arrives in Southern California spiking wave heights and drawing severe warnings from Surfline: “Bottom line is that it’s Very Dangerous at all areas so really think hard before you attempt a paddle out!” – BeachGrit

Get It! The “bomb” swell has arrived. Southern California surfers who, days ago, were in literal disbelief after World Surf League forecasting partner Surfline had predicted waves reaching never-before-seen heights across region are, right now, eating crow and/or drinking salt water. Blacks: 15 – 18 ft. Swamis: 8 – 12 ft. Huntington Beach Pier: 8 […]

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