High Surf Advisory issued for south-facing shores

High Surf Advisory issued for south-facing shores

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A High Surf Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday for the south-facing shores of all Hawaiian islands.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu said a strong low pressure system near New Zealand last week generated open ocean swells that will arrive in Hawaiian waters through Friday.

Surf along south-facing shores is expected to rise to 5 to 8 feet through Friday.

Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong currents to make swimming dangerous. Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed advice from ocean safety officials and use caution. Boaters should expect surfers using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

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