Update: High surf advisory extended for east-facing shores
This story was updated at 3:31 p.m. Dec. 9.
A high surf advisory that was issued for east-facing shores has been extended until 6 a.m. Saturday.
According to the National Weather Service, surf heights of 7 to 10 feet are expected for areas from Upolu Point in North Kohala through the Hāmākua Coast to South Point in Ka’ū. An easterly trade wind swell will remain at advisory levels tonight before dropping just below the threshold this weekend.
Impacts are expected to be moderate, with strong breaking waves and and strong currents that will make swimming dangerous.
Beachgoers are advised to heed advice from ocean safety officials — when in doubt, don’t go out.