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High surf advisory cancelled for Hawaii Island, small craft advisory in effect

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 east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. this evening (Oct 26).

Surf is forecast to be in the 6-10 foot range along east facing shores. The swells are generated from Hurricane Olaf.

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.

UPDATED (5:10 p.m. on 10/26/2015)

As of 3:32 p.m. Monday (Oct 26) the high surf advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii has been cancelled due to diminished surf heights.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for Kauai northwest, windward and leeward waters, the Kauai Channel, Oahu windward and leeward waters,the Kaiwi Channel, Maui County windward waters, Maalaea Bay, the Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels, and Hawaii Island windward waters.

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