High surf advisory issued for Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for north and west-facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai; and north-facing shores of Maui, in effect until 4 a.m. Saturday.

Surf is 12 to 16 feet along north-facing shores and 8 to 12 feet  along west-facing shores through Friday night.

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

Precautionary and preparedness actions for beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

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