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High surf advisory issued for west-facing shores

January 27, 2014 - 9:27am

National Weather Service forecasters in Honolulu have issued a high surf advisory for Hawaii Island’s west-facing shores through 6 p.m. Monday.

The service forecast waves ranging in height from 5 to 8 feet along west-facing shores.

The service categorized the surf’s impact as “moderate” and advise the public to expect strong breaking waves and strong rip currents that can make swimming dangerous and heed all advice given by ocean safety officials.