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High surf and small craft advisories issued 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 issued a high surf advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii Island from 6 a.m. Wednesday (Oct 21) to 6 a.m. Thursday (Oct 22).

Swells generated by Hurricane Olaf are expected to be in the 6-10 foot range along east facing shores starting early Wednesday morning.

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 through late Wednesday night for the Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels, Maalaea Bay and waters south of Hawaii Island. This advisory may be extended beyond Wednesday night due to swells from Hurricane Olaf.

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