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Forecast: Surf's up, but tradewinds on their way out

After a beautiful weekend with the tradewinds making a comeback, we're already seeing a shift in the winds across the state. Hybrid winds are taking over, setting us up with the sea breeze flow. This will likely bring us afternoon clouds and a few pop up showers.

Meanwhile, we're seeing more box jellyfish take over our south and west shores. The city closed Hanauma Bay today due to an influx of jellyfish. By mid-morning, roughly 40 people got stung.

Along with a rise in box jellyfish numbers, we are seeing elevated surf.

A High Surf Advisory is now in effect for north and west facing shores along with a small craft advisory. This swell will contunue to increase this afternoon and then peak tonight. Another advisory-level bump is expected on Tuesday into Wednesday. Then, as a Pacific storm brews over our waters, a larger northwest swell is expected Saturday into Sunday.

Surf Outlook:

North Shores: 15 to 20 feet, lowering to 10 to 15 feet by Tuesday morning

West Shores: 10 to 15 feet, lowering 8 to 10 feet

East Shores: 3 to 5 feet through Tuesday

South Shores: 1 to 3 feet through Tuesday

At the end of the week, we will have another cold front on our radar. This is a stronger cold front compared to the past several fronts that we've seen across the area. It will sweep down the island chain late Saturday, followed by cool and gusty northerly winds.

We will continue to keep you updated on its progress and if its track changes. This may bring us an uptick in showers over the weekend along north-facing shores of the western end of the state.

- Jennifer Robbins

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