A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the south-facing shores for all islands through 6 p.m. Sunday.
According to the National Weather Service, a slow-moving storm near New Zealand has generated a south-southwest swell that will build across Hawaiian waters Saturday into Sunday.
Surf of 6 to 8 feet is expected along south shores. The swell is expected to peak overnight Saturday but remain above advisory levels Sunday.
Strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents will make swimming difficult and dangerous.
Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should exercise caution and heed all advice given by ocean safety officials. Boaters should also be on the lookout for recreational surfers using harbor channel waters to access surfing areas, such as near the Ala Wai Boat Harbor and Kewalo Basin on Oahu.
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