High Surf Advisory Extended for West-Facing Shores

January 24, 2022, 4:08 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a high surf advisory for west-facing shores of the Big Island.

The advisory now remains in effect through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Surf along exposed west-facing shores will continue to be near advisory levels tonight as a northwest swell remains in the region. Surf of 6-8 feet is forecast along west-facing shores of the Big Island.

Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents, making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Hawai‘i County Civil Defense said because of the advisory, the following are in effect:

  • Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.
  • Beaches could close without notice.

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