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Weather advisories due to high surf to continue

National Weather Service advisories.

National Weather Service advisories.

UPDATED (12/25/2013 at 5:50 PM)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued a high surf advisory for the West facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Friday (Dec 27).

Surf is forecast to be in the eight to 12 foot range along West facing shores overnight rising to 10-14 feet Thursday (Dec 26).

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Kahaluu and Laaloa beaches are closed due to dangerous conditions.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don’t go out.

Boaters should expect recreational surfers and bodyboarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday (Dec 26) for Kauai Northwest, Windward and Leeward waters along with the Kauai Channel. The advisory also covers Oahu Windward waters, the Kaiwi Channel, Maui County Windward waters, Maalaea Bay, Pailolo Channel, the Alenuihaha Channel along with Big Island Leeward and Southeast waters.

For links to the latest weather forecasts, reports, radar and satellite imagery visit our Weather Page at hawaii247.com/weather

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