High Surf Advisory Now in Effect Through Thursday

January 12, 2022, 3:43 PM HST
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The high surf warning that was in effect for west-facing shores of the Big Island has been replaced with a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, west-facing shores of the island can expect surf from 7-10 feet through tonight and 6-8 feet Thursday.

A series of overlapping northwest swells will continue. The current swell will decline through the night. The next swell will build during the day Thursday, possibly pushing surf again to near high surf warning levels late in the day.

Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents, making swimming difficult
and dangerous. Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

A high surf advisory is also in effect for north- and west-facing shores of Ni‘ihau, Kaua‘i, O‘ahu and Moloka‘i and for north-facing shores of Maui.

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