High surf advisory canceled
Update: According to a Hawai’i County Civil Defense message at 10 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service has canceled the high surf advisory for the Big Island’s north-facing shores.
Original story: The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a high surf advisory through this evening for portions of the Big Island.
The advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. today for north-facing shores. According to Hawai’i County Civil Defense, areas affected include ʻUpolu Point in North Kohala through the Hāmākua Coast to Cape Kumukahi in Puna.
A high surf advisory means surf will be higher than normal and shore break and dangerous currents can make swimming difficult and dangerous. The National Weather Service said in its advisory message that a north swell is generating low-end advisory surf along the north-facing shores of all main Hawaiian Islands.
Beach-goers, swimmers and surfers should exercise caution and heed all advice from by ocean safety officials.