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High surf advisory issued for north, west-facing shores

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Beachgoers can expect potentially dangerous surf conditions through Sunday afternoon, as the National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for north and west-facing shores across the state.

The advisory, which goes into effect at 6 a.m. on Saturday, includes the north shores of Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Maui and the Big Island.

Officials say surf is expected between 14 and 18 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. 

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