High surf advisory extended for east-facing shores

High surf advisory extended for east-facing shores
High surf is expected on east-facing shores. Sandy Beach on Oahu got these high and dangerous waves in July 2019. (Source: Maurice Aubuchon)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A high surf advisory has been extended until 6 p.m Monday for the east shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii island.

Rough and choppy surf of 6 to 10 feet will be possible, with occasional higher sets.

Beach goers should be on alert for strong breaking waves and shore breaks, along with strong longshore and rip currents that will make swimming dangerous and difficult. Heed all advice and warnings from ocean safety officials.

Boaters should also be prepared for recreational surfers and body boarders using harbor channels to get to surfing areas.

The Weather Service said as the trade winds begin to diminish Monday, the choppy surf should subside slowly.

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