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High surf advisory in effect for east-facing shores

April 4, 2014 - 7:33am

A high surf advisory remains in effect until noon Friday for east-facing shores of Hawaii Island.

National Weather Service forecasters based in Honolulu are calling for 5-foot to 8-foot waves along east-facing shores of north, east and south Hawaii Island.

The service categorized the surf’s impact as “moderate,” cautioning the public to expect strong breaking waves, shorebreak and longshore and rip currents that will make swimming difficult and dangerous. Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers are urged to heed all advice from ocean safety officials.