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High surf warning in effect for east facing shores of Hawaii Island and Maui

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning for east facing shores of Hawaii island and east Maui until 6 a.m. Wednesday (Aug 12).

Large surf via an east-southeast swell generated by Hurricane Hilda will continue along east facing shores of Hawaii Island and east Maui through tonight.

Surf is forecast to be in the 10-15 foot range.

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 p.m. this evening for Maalaea Bay along with the Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels.

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