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High surf advisory extended for south-facing shores

August 30, 2014 - 6:19am

A high surf advisory remains in effect for the Big Island’s south-facing shores, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

The advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday. Surf, fueled by a moderate south swell, is forecast to range in height from 6 to 9 feet, according to the service. The advisory covers the island’s north, east and south coasts, as well as the Kona coast.

The service categorized the surf’s impact as “moderate,” noting that the public should expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong 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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