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High surf advisory remains in effect for Big Island’s east-facing shores

August 11, 2014 - 7:56am

A high surf advisory remains in effect for east-facing shores of the Big Island’s windward coast through 6 p.m. Monday.

National Weather Service forecasters are calling for 5- to 8-foot waves during the advisory.

The service categorized the surf’s impact as “moderate.” The public is advised to expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents that make swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials.