HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This weekend’s massive northwest swell has fallen below warning levels, but waves are expected at advisory heights for a few more days for the smaller islands.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a high surf advisory for the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai and the north shores of Maui through 6 a.m. Wednesday.
The advisory replaces the high surf warning that was posted earlier.
Surf along north and west shores of Kauai and Niihau and the north shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui will come in at 16 to 22 feet Monday before rising slightly again on Tuesday to 18 to 24 feet. West shores of Oahu and Molokai will hold at 11 to 17 feet Monday before rising slightly Tuesday to 12 to 18 feet.
There’s a chance that the reinforcing swell on Tuesday could bump surf back to warning levels.
The big waves will still bring a strong shorebreak, along with strong longshore and rip currents. Beach goers, surfers and swimmers should still exercise caution and follow advice from ocean safety lifeguards.