HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A High Surf Advisory is in effect for the north- and west-facing shores of Kauai, Niihau, Oahu and Molokai, and the north shores of Maui and the Big Island.
The advisory is posted until 7 p.m. Monday.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu said surf would rise to 12 to 15 feet Monday along north-facing shores, and 8 to 12 feet along west-facing shores.
Beach goers should expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents, making swimming difficult and dangerous. A large high tide Sunday morning will allow for above average coastal wave wash along north-facing shores, but they will be at levels that are common during the fall and winter surf season.
Beach goers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice from ocean safety officials and exercise caution.