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High surf advisory for north and east facing shores of Hawaii Island

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

A high surf advisory remains in effect for Hawaii Island north and east shores until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Aug 4). This east swell is generated by Hurricane Guillermo and is expected to peak Monday night.

Surf is forecast to be in the eight to 12 foot range tonight and 10-14 feet Monday through Tuesday.

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

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 a.m. Monday for Oahu leeward waters, the Kaiwi Channel, Maalaea Bay, the Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels along with Hawaii Island leeward and southeast waters.

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