High surf warning downgraded to advisory for north, west shores

Waves pound Shark's Cove Friday
Waves pound Shark's Cove Friday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service has cancelled the high surf warning for north and west shores and replaced it with a High Surf Advisory, effective until 6 a.m. Monday.

The advisory is posted for the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai, the north shores of Maui and the west shores of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Forecasters said waves along north-facing shores will decrease to 14 to 18 foot face heights after midnight. West shores will see waves decline to 8 to 12 feet. Waves along the Kona coast of the Big Island are forecast to reach 5 to 8 feet.

Forecasters say another, very large northwest swell is expected for the late Tuesday and Wednesday timeframe with surf heights increasing to well above warning levels across north and west facing shores, and remaining very high through at least Thursday.

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