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High Surf Warning for Big Island North and East shores

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Warning for East facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and the Big Island.

A large East swell generated from Hurricane Julio will bring warning levels through 6 a.m. Monday (Aug 11).

Surf is forecast to be in the 10-15 foot range today on Big Island North and East 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. this evening for Kauai Northwest, Windward waters along with the Kauai Channel, Oahu Windward waters and the Kaiwi Channel, Maui County Windward waters, the Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels and Big Island Windward and Southeast waters.

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