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High surf advisory issued for Kona and Kohala

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

A high surf advisory is in effect for west facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Saturday (Feb 21).

Surf is 6-10 feet across west facing shores of the Big Island in Kona and Kohala.

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.

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