A High Surf Warning has been issued for east-facing shores of Hawaii Island, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai as Tropical Storm Guillermo passes north of the state.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu said the warning will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday.
Surf is expected to build to to 10 to 15 feet but will decline starting on Thursday.
Beachgoers should expect strong breaking waves and shorebreak, along with strong longshore and rip currents. Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice from ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Boaters also should expect surfers and body boarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.
All east-facing beaches
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