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High surf advisory in effect for east-facing shores

March 15, 2014 - 6:58am

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

National Weather Services forecasters in Honolulu are calling for 5- to 8-foot waves. The surf is expect to rise to 8- to 12-foot waves on Saturday.

The surf is expected to build Saturday before peaking Saturday night and into Sunday. The surf is expected 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.