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High surf advisory issued for west-facing shores

March 14, 2014 - 12:00pm

A high surf advisory is in effect for Hawaii Island’s west-facing shores through 6 a.m. Sunday.

National Weather Services forecasters in Honolulu are calling for 5- to 8-foot waves. Forecasters specifically noted the Kona Coast in its advisory.

The surf is expected to build throughout the day and peak Friday night and Saturday, according to forecasters.

The service categorized the surf’s impact as “moderate,” cautioning the public to expect breaking waves and strong longshore and rip currents that can make swimming difficult and dangerous. Beachgoers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials.

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