NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The consistently large surf we have been experiencing so far this winter season may have been just a warm-up for Wednesday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) and other wave forecasters continue to say the swell on Wednesday could be the biggest of the year and perhaps the decade.
The wave-making weather system to the west of us has developed as expected and its hurricane force winds are creating open ocean swells in the 20-foot range. That could translate to wave faces of 30-45 feet when the energy reaches the North Shore on Wednesday.
Not everyone is looking forward to the epic swell. There are a number of North Shore beachfront homes that have already lost large chunks of land to beach erosion and this won't help. Some homeowners are worried that any further deterioration of the beach could send their homes tumbling into the ocean.
By the way, today's surf is no slouch. There is one large northwest swell declining this morning and another building this afternoon. A High Surf Advisory is up and will remain posted through Tuesday morning for the north and west shores of Kauai, Oahu and Molokai, and the north shores of Maui.
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