Surf warning downgraded, but waves still high on south shores

Surf warning downgraded, but waves still high on south shores
Some of the south swell made its way to Sandy Beach in East Oahu Sunday. (Source: Maurice Aubuchon)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service has downgraded the severe weather alert for the south shores of the Hawaiian islands, but waves are still at hazardous heights.

A high surf advisory has replaced the high surf warning that was in effect Sunday, but waves are still expected at 10 to 14 feet, just below the warning threshold, through Monday night.

Surf will be largest on south shores of the Big Island, and smallest on the south shores of Kauai.

The advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Beach goers can expect strong breaking waves and strong currents that could make swimming difficult and dangerous. Heed all advice from ocean safety lifeguards.

Surf is expected to fall below advisory levels Tuesday.

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