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Large northwest swell brings warning-, advisory-level surf to islands

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A large northwest swell will bring warning-level surf to parts of the islands on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

A High Surf Warning remains in effect for north- and west-facing shores of Kauai and Niihau, while a High Surf Advisory has been issued for north- and west-facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and north-facing shores of Maui.

Both are in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Surf along north shores is expected to rise to 18 to 22 feet. Surf along west shores will rise to 18 to 22 feet. Surf along west shores of Oahu and Molokai will build to 12 to 16 feet.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice from ocean safety lifeguards. The waves may not be as big as the 30 to 40 footers that pounded shorelines last week, but they will still bring strong breaking waves, shore breaks, and strong longshore and rip currents that will make swimming difficult and dangerous.

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