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High surf advisory in effect for East facing shores of the Big Island


The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for East facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Wednesday (March 19).

Surf is forecast to be in the six to 10 foot range along East facing shores.

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 until 6 p.m. Tuesday (March 18) for Maalaea Bay, Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels and waters South of the Big Island.

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