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High surf advisory issued for east-facing shores

April 21, 2014 - 10:47am

A high surf advisory has been issued for Hawaii Island’s east-facing shores through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

National Weather Service forecasters based in Honolulu are calling for 6- to 9-foot waves along east-facing shores of the island’s north, east, and southern coasts.

The service categorized the surf’s impact as “moderate,” cautioning of strong breaking waves, shore break and currents that make swimming dangerous. Oceangoers are advised to heed all advice from ocean safety officials.