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High surf advisory in effect for west-facing shores

December 23, 2014 - 6:00am

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A high surf advisory has been posted for west-facing shores of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

The service forecast waves ranging in height from 6 to 10 feet along west-facing shores of the Big Island’s Kona and Kohala coasts. The surf is expected to peak Monday and diminish overnight into Tuesday.

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

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