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High surf and small craft advisories for Hawaii Island

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the high surf advisory for south facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. this evening (Oct 18).

Surf is forecasat to be in the 6-8 foot range along south 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.

A small craft advisory remains in effect for the Pailolo and Alehuihaha Channels and waters south of Hawaii Island and Maalaea Bay until 6 a.m. Monday (Oct 19).

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