High surf advisory issued for south-facing shores

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for south-facing shores of all Hawaiian islands, which is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

A low east of New Zealand last week generated a swell that will continue to affect the islands today.

Surf: 5 to 8 feet along south-facing shores.

Timing: Through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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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