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High surf advisory for south facing shores of Hawaii Island

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

A high surf advisory remains in effect for Hawaii Island until 6 a.m. Sunday (Oct 18).

Surf is forecast to be in the 6-9 foot range along south facing shores of Hawaii 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 small craft advisory is also in effect until 6 p.m. Maalaea Bay, the Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels, Hawaii Island leeward and southeast Waters.

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