High Surf Advisory Now in Effect For South-Facing Shores

June 1, 2022, 11:59 AM HST
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The high surf warning that had been effect for south-facing shores of the Big Island was canceled; however, there still remains some threat.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has now issued a high surf advisory for south-facing shores effective until 6 a.m. Thursday, June 2.

“A long-period south swell will gradually diminish, but will continue to bring high surf to south-facing shores of all islands through tonight,” the NWS said in an alert message Wednesday.

Surf of 10-14 feet is forecast for this afternoon, gradually diminishing tonight and Thursday. Moderate impacts can be expected, including 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,” the NWS alert message said.

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