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High Surf Advisory Issued For West-Facing Shores

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A high surf advisory has been issued for west-facing shores of the Big Island.

According to an alert from the National Weather Service in Honolulu, the advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. A high surf warning that was previously in effect has been canceled.

Surf of 6-8 feet is forecast for west-facing shores of the island.

The National Weather Service said a west-northwest swell has been subsiding but will continue to generate large breaking waves along most north- and west-facing shores of the state through tonight.

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Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents, which will make swimming difficult
and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

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