High surf advisory in effect for north-facing shores of most islands

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)  - The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for north facing shores of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, the Big Island and Niihau. The advisory is in effect until 6:00 AM Wednesday.

North northwest swell will bring rising surf to the north facing shores of the affected islands. Expect surf to reach heights of 14 to 18 feet over Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

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