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High surf advisory issued for North and West facing shores of the Big Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for North and West facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Wednesday (Jan 23).

Surf along North facing shores is forecast to be 10-15 feet through tonight lowering to six to 10 feet Wednesday. West facing shores are forecast to have surf eight to 12 feet overnight lowering to three to six feet Wednesday.

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don’t go out.

Boaters should expect recreational surfers and body boarders ustilizing harbor channels to access surfing areas.

A small craft advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. tonight for all Hawaiian waters.

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