High surf warning issued again for reinforcing northwest swell

High surf warning issued again for reinforcing northwest swell
Warning level surf is forecast for most north and west shores. Photo: Terry Reis

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A reinforcing swell will push wave heights back to warning levels for the north and west shores of most of the smaller islands.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a high surf warning until 6 a.m. Wednesday for the north and west shores of Kauai, Niihau, Oahu and Molokai and the north-facing shores of Maui.

There’s also a high surf advisory for the west shores of the Big Island.

Wave heights are expected to peak at 25 to 30 feet for the north and west shores of Niihau and Kauai. North shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui will have waves of 20 to 25 feet.

West shores of Oahu and Molokai could have peak waves of 15 to 20 feet, with west shores of the Big Island seeing 6 to 10 foot surf.

The swell is forecast to peak Tuesday morning before gradually declining through early Wednesday morning.

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