High surf warning downgraded to advisory

Courtesy: Neal Miyake
Courtesy: Neal Miyake

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A High Surf Advisory has been issued until 6 p.m. Friday for the north and west-facing shores of the islands, replacing a high surf warning that was posted earlier.

According to forecasters, the current north swell is expected to continue declining overnight and Friday.

The NWS forecast calls for 12-18 foot waves for north shores and 5-8 feet for east shores by Friday.

Strong breaking waves and shorebreak, along with strong longshore and rip currents, will make swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should follow all advice given by Ocean Safety officials and exercise caution. Boater should also be on the alert for recreational surfers and body boarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

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