Surf warning downgraded to advisory as surf lowers slightly

Photo Courtesy: Neal Miyake taken at Pipeline
Photo Courtesy: Neal Miyake taken at Pipeline

NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big winter surf has declined below warning levels, prompting the National Weather Service to cancel the high surf warning that was posted. However, the warning has been replaced by a high surf advisory, which is now in effect until 6 a.m. Monday.

The high surf advisory covers the north and west shores of Kauai, Niihau, Oahu and Molokai, as well as the north shores of Maui and the west shores of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Forecasters expect surf of 12 to 18 feet along north facing shores, while waves on west shores could still reach 8 to 14 foot face heights. West facing shores of the Big Island could have 5 to 8-foot waves.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed advice from ocean safety lifeguards and exercise caution. Boaters are advised to expect recreational surfers using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

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