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High Surf Advisory extended for east-facing shores; several rescues made on Oahu

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

An east swell combined with strong trade winds are continuing to bring rough surf along east-facing shores of the Hawaiian islands, according to the National Weather Service.

A High Surf Advisory is now in effect until 6 p.m. Friday after it was extended at least three times this week. Forecasters said surf will reach 7 to 10 feet along east-facing shores through the end of the week.

The high surf will bring strong breaking waves and shorebreak, as well as strong longshore and rip currents that will make swimming difficult and dangerous. Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice from Ocean Safety lifeguards and exercise caution. Boaters should expect surfers and body boarders crossing harbor entrances to get to surf spots.

The long-lasting east swell led to several rescues at some notorious spots on Oahu on Wednesday. Lifeguards had to make six rescues at Sandy’s Beach and five at Makapuu, officials said.

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