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High surf advisory remains in effect for north-, east-facing shores

January 5, 2014 - 8:53am

A high surf advisory for the north- and east-facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect until 6 p.m. today.

The service forecast waves ranging in height from 14 to 18 feet. The surf is expected to slowly decrease today.

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.