High surf advisory for west-facing shores

  • A pedestrian stops to take a selfie on the sea wall as a wave crashes. Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today File Photo

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island from South Kohala to South Kona Districts through Thursday.

A high surf advisory means surf will be higher than normal, shore break, and dangerous currents could cause injury or death.


Due to the high surf advisory, the following are issued;

· Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

· Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

· Beaches may be closed without notice.

· There are no beach closures at this time.

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