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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 until 6 a.m. Sunday (Nov 8).

Surf along north, south and east shores of Hawaii Island are forecast to be in the 5-8 foot range due to increasing east-northeasterly trade winds.

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 has been issued until 6 p.m. Sunday (Nov 8) for the Kaiwi Channel, Maui County windward and leeward waters, Maalaea Bay, the Pailolo and Alenuihaha channels, Hawaii Island windward, leeward and southeast waters.

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