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High surf advisory for north facing shores of Hawaii Island

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 north facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Friday (Nov 11).

A large north-northwest swell is building tonight bringing dangerous surf to exposed areas. The surf will remain elevated through Friday before slowly declining Friday night and Saturday.

Surf is forecast to be in the 15-20 foot range for north facing shores of Hawaii Island.

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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