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High surf advisory for South facing shores of all islands

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for South facing shores of all Hawaiian Islands starting at midnight tonight until 6 a.m. Thursday (June 6).

Surf is forecast to be in the five to eight foot range late tonight rising to eight to 12 feet by Tuesday afternoon.

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 bodyboarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

A small craft advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Monday (June 3) for the Kaiwi, Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels, Maalaea Bay and waters South of the Big Island.

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