UPDATE: High surf advisory extended through Saturday morning
Update at 3:29 p.m. on Friday: The high surf advisory has been extended to 6 a.m. Saturday. Large and rough surf associated with strong trades and a northeast swell will maintain hazardous conditions along east facing shores through tonight.
Update at 7:24 a.m. on Friday: The National Weather Service extended the high surf advisory through the day for all east-facing shores of Hawai‘i Island, from Upolu Point in North Kohala through Cape Kumukahi in Puna to South Point in Ka‘ū.
Beach-goers, swimmers and surfers are advised to exercise caution and heed all advice given by ocean safety officials.
Original post: Bayfront Highway in Hilo is closed due to high surf and debris on roadway.
Use alternate routes.
A high surf advisory is in effect throughout the day for all east-facing shores from Upolu Point in North Kohala through Cape Kumukahi in Puna to South Point in Ka‘ū.