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High Surf and Small Craft Advisories for the Big Island

National Weather Service map

National Weather Service map

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory through 6 p.m. this evening (Dec 4) for East facing shores of the Big Island.

Surf is forecast to be in the eight to 12 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.

There is a Small Craft Advisory until 6 p.m. this evening (Dec 4) for all Hawaiian waters except for Maalaea Bay.

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