High surf advisory for north-facing shores extended statewide
Update: The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a high surf advisory for north-facing shores of the state until noon today.
A north swell is holding steady this morning, according to the weather office. The swell is expected to begin falling later today and allow surf to fall to below advisory levels this afternoon.
Ocean users are reminded to heed all advice from safety officials; when in doubt, don’t go out.
Original story: A high surf advisory is in effect for north-facing shores of Ni‘ihau, Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and the Big Island.
According to the National Weather Service, surf heights are expected to be 12 to 16 feet. Impacts are anticipated to be moderate with strong breaking waves and strong currents that will make swimming dangerous.
Areas impacted on Hawai‘i Island include include Upolu Point in North Kohala through the Hāmākua Coast to Cape Kumukahi in Puna.
Heed all advice from ocean safety officials. Large breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make entering the water hazardous, especially for the inexperienced. When in doubt, don’t go out.
The advisory is in effect till 6 a.m. Friday.