A high surf advisory is in effect for the Big Island’s north- and east-facing shores through 6 a.m. Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu forecast waves ranging in height from 10 to 15 feet. Surf is expected to diminish through through Wednesday morning.
A high surf advisory means waves along affected shores will be higher than normal, and dangerous rip currents are expected. The service said the surf’s impact should be moderate and urges beachgoers, swimmers and surfers to exercise caution and heed advice given by ocean safety officials.