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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lifeguards make 3 rescues on North Shore

Advertiser Staff

A northwest swell that brought warning-level surf to north- and west-facing shores across the state today resulted in three rescues, five assists needing personal watercraft and 730 verbal warnings by lifeguards from Haleiwa to Sunset Beach as of 2 p.m. today.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu said the high-surf warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday before surf slowly decreases on Friday. The weather service is expecting an out-of-season southerly swell to reach advisory levels late tonight into tomorrow.
For information regarding ocean conditions, advisories and warnings, the Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division provides a pre-recorded report 24 hours a day at 922-3888, ext. 51 or visit www.hawaiibeachsafety.org.