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High surf and small craft advisories issued for the Big Island

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for east facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Thursday (April 30).

Surf is forecast to be six to nine feet along east facing shores of the Big Island.

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 gale warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday (April 29) for the Alenuihaha Channel. A small craft advisory is also in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday for Big Island windward, leeward and southeast waters.

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