High surf advisory in effect for north, east, and west facing shores

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and the Big Island through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

North and west facing shores on Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, and Molokai are also under a high surf advisory, but only until 6 p.m. Monday. Maui can also expect a high surf advisory to be in effect for its west facing shores until the same time.

West facing shores on the Big Island will only be under a high surf advisory from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.

Strong trade winds are bringing choppy surf to east facing shores of the islands throughout the upcoming week while a new northwest swell will build throughout the day and diminish on Monday.

Surf will build to 18 to 24 feet along the north and west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, and Molokai, while north facing shores on Oahu and Maui will also rise to 18 to 24 feet. The west facing shores on Oahu will reach heights of 12 to 16 feet.

Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials and exercise caution while near shorelines.

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