Advisory level surf to peak for north, west shores

High surf advisory expanded to include Big Island’s north shores

Big surf peaking Wednesday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Dangerously large surf is expected to peak Wednesday for the north and west shores of most islands.

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Wednesday for the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai and the north shores of Maui and the Big Island.

Forecasters say surf will peak at 16 to 24 feet along the north and west shores of Niihau and Kauai and the north shores of Oahu. West shores on Oahu will have waves of 12 to 18 feet.

Meanwhile, surf will peak at 15 to 20 feet along north shores of Molokai and Maui, and 10 to 15 feet for the north shores of the Big Island.

Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents that will make swimming difficult and dangerous.

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