South Swell Prompts High-Surf Advisory
A strong south swell prompted the National Weather Service to issue a high-surf advisory this afternoon.
The advisory will be in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Saturday.
Wave heights are anticipated to be in the 6- to 10-foot range.
Because of the possibility of a wrap-around effect, almost the entire Big Island is included in the advisory issued at 3:40 p.m.
The weather service said the advisory will likely be extended because of the possibility of bigger surges on Saturday.
A small-craft advisory also remains in effect for leeward and southeast sections of the Big Island through at least 6 p.m. Thursday.