A high surf advisory remains in effect for north-facing shores of Hawaii Island through 6 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
The service forecast waves ranging in height from 15 to 20 feet today. The surf is expected to increase to 20 feet to 25 feet on Sunday, which may prompt a high surf warning, according to forecasters.
The service categorized the surf’s impact as “high,” advising the public to expect ocean water sweeping across portions of beaches, strong breaking waves and strong rip currents. Breaking waves may make navigating some harbor channels difficult, the service cautioned.