High surf advisory issued for north facing shores

Photo: Terry Reis
Photo: Terry Reis

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory which is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.

A north-northwest swell will build tonight, producing advisory level surf for north facing shores by morning.

Surf: Along north facing shores, rising to 14 to 18 feet.

Timing: Reaching advisory levels early Friday morning and continuing through Friday night.

Impacts: Moderate. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

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