High surf advisory in effect

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

National Weather Services forecasters in Honolulu are calling for 5- to 8-foot waves Friday night and Saturday morning along the west- and east-facing shores. The surf is expected to increase to 8 to 12 feet on Saturday and Sunday before starting to decline Sunday night.

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.