High Surf Advisories in effect for Kauai, Niihau, Big Island - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

High Surf Advisories in effect for Kauai, Niihau, Big Island

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A High Surf Advisory is in effect for north- and west-facing shores of Kauai and Niihau as well as east-facing shores of the Big Island, according to the National Weather Service. 

An elevated north-northwest swell will bring surf up to 15 feet to Kauai and Niihau. The advisory is in effect until noon Thursday.

Meanwhile, a belt of strong trade winds east of the island is producing advisory-level surf along east shores of the Big Island. Surf will be between 5 to 8 feet. The advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Friday.

Forecasters say beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents that will make swimming difficult and dangerous.

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