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Marine advisories issued for Big Island waters

Map courtesy of National Weather Service

Map courtesy of National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for south and west facing shores of the Big Island starting 6 a.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday (Feb 15).

Surf is forecast to be in the six to eight foot range building tonight and peaking on Saturday.

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 from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 p.m. Saturday (Feb 14) for Big Island southeast waters.

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