High Surf Advisory Issued for Shores From Ka‘ū to Puna

May 30, 2022, 4:20 PM HST
* Updated May 31, 6:42 AM
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The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for south-facing shores throughout the Hawaiian Islands that is expected to build throughout the day Tuesday as a large, long-period south swell arrives.

The advisory is in effect till 6 a.m. Thursday. Surf is expected to be 8 to 12 feet.

Areas affected are from Keahole Point in North Kona south through South Point in Ka‘ū to Cape Kumukahi in Puna.

Beachgoers should expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous. Those headed to the ocean should exercise caution and heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials.

Beaches may be closed without notice.

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