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More warning-level surf rolling in for north, west shores

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Looks like the winter surf season isn't quite over yet for north and west-facing shores.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning for the north and west shores of Kauai, Niihau, Oahu and Kauai, and the north-facing shores of Maui until 6 a.m Sunday.

There's also a high surf advisory for the north shores of the Big Island, also until 6 a.m. Sunday.

Forecasters said surf along the north shores of the smaller islands could reach 20 to 25 feet with locally higher sets. Waves along west shores could reach 15 to 20 feet with locally higher sets.

Surf along the north shores of the Big Island could reach 12 to 18 feet with locally higher sets.

Waves this large could send ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches with very strong long shore and rip currents, making entering the water very hazardous. Breaking waves may also impact harbors and make it dangerous to navigate harbor channels. 

This story will be updated.

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