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High surf advisory issued for south facing shores this weekend

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 advisory for the south facing shores of Hawaii Island this weekend from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday. The swell will build Friday night (June 10) and peak over the weekend.

Surf in Kona and Ka‘u is forecast to be in the 5-8 foot range along south facing shores.

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.

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