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High surf advisory issued for Hawaii's north shores

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Beachgoers can expect dangerous surf conditions through Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for north facing shores across the state.

The advisory, which goes into effect at 10 p.m., includes the north shores of Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Maui and the Big Island.

Officials say surf is expected between 12 and 16 feet.

A high surf advisory means that waves along the affected shores will be higher than normal. Beach goers are urged to stay out of the water and well away from the shore break due to hazardous wave action.

Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face...or front...of waves. 
 
The high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday.

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