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Forecast: New swell will bring wave heights topping 40 feet

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Light winds and cool conditions for our Wednesday. Afternoon heating will create some sea breezes, but a stable atmosphere will limit cloud and shower formation. Trade winds are due back tomorrow. High this afternoon will be 80 degrees.

Surf is down today. The National Weather Service official forecast calls for 12-18 feet north, 8-12 feet west, 4-6 feet east, 1-3 feet south. A new, massive swell will start rolling into north and west shores tonight. North shore waves will quickly rise to 40-50 feet and west shores will see 20-25 feet.

The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Event is on Green Alert. A final call will be made at Waimea Beach tomorrow morning.

Even with smaller waves today, the NWS wants us to remain vigilant and is keeping surf and marine warnings posted.

High Surf Warning for north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai and north shores of Maui and the Big Island.

High Surf Advisory for west shores of Maui and the Big Island.

Small Craft Advisory for all waters except Maalaea Bay.

Caution to Mariners at Hilo and Kahului harbors due to waves breaking at harbor entrances and harbor surge.

- Dan Cooke

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