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High Surf Warning extended through Thursday

(Image: Harris Piho) (Image: Harris Piho)
NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Just days after a northwest swell brought in huge waves for the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave surf contest to begin, another northwest swell is rolling in. 

Forecasters with the National Weather Service have issued a High Surf Warning for most north and west shores until 6 p.m. Thursday.

The swell is not as large as it was last week, but forecasters say surf along most north-facing shores will rise to 25 to 35 feet on Wednesday evening and drop to 20 to 30 feet on Thursday. Surf along west-facing shores will reach 15 to 20 feet Wednesday evening and lower to 12 to 20 feet on Thursday.  

Forecasters warn that this swell could create ocean surges that may cause significant coastal damage. Beachgoers should expect large breaking surf, significant shorebreak and dangerous currents.

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