High Surf Warning downgraded to Advisory for north-facing shores
A High Surf Warning has been downgraded to an Advisory, which is now in effect till 6 p.m. this evening.
According to the National Weather Service, the advisory is in effect for west-facing shores of Ni‘ihau, Kaua‘i, O‘ahu and Moloka‘i and for north-facing shores of Maui and Hawai‘i Island.
A large north (350 degrees) swell is on the downward trend today. Large surf will persist for most north- and west-facing shores through the weekend as another powerful long period northwest (310 degrees) swell is expected to rise Saturday and hold through Sunday.
Surf of 15 to 20 feet along north-facing shores is expected. Impacts are anticipated to be moderate. Strong breaking waves and strong currents will make swimming dangerous.
Head all advice from ocean safety officials. When in doubt, don’t go out.