Surf to reach advisory levels Tuesday afternoon

Photo Source: Chad Asuncion
Photo Source: Chad Asuncion

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service in Honolulu says a South swell will build to advisory levels this afternoon, and peak Wednesday.

National Weather Service Forecast:

  • Surf: along south facing Shores, building to 5 to 8 feet this afternoon and reaching 8 to 12 feet tonight and Wednesday.

  • Impacts: moderate, expect strong breaking waves, Shore break, and strong Longshore and Rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

The High Surf Advisory will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday.

Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by Ocean Safety officials and exercise caution. Boaters should expect recreational surfers utilizing Harbor channels to access surfing areas.

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