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High Surf Advisory in effect for all south-facing shores

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© Waves off Magic Island Monday. They will be even larger today. Photo courtesy Hawaiiwatershots.com © Waves off Magic Island Monday. They will be even larger today. Photo courtesy Hawaiiwatershots.com
Source: Jamie Ballenger Source: Jamie Ballenger
Source: Jamie Ballenger Source: Jamie Ballenger

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service says a high surf advisory is in effect for all south-facing shores until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Surf is expected to be between eight and 12 feet, becoming six to eight feet Thursday afternoon. Only experienced surfers should be in the water. 

According to the NWS, a high surf advisory means high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

Please check with a lifeguard before you or the kids jump in today. So far, Lifeguards have assisted or rescued almost 400 people from the Ala Moana area to the Natatorium in Waikiki.

The swell was generated by a strong storm that passed south of New Zealand last week, forecasters said.

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