High surf advisory issued


The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for the Big Island’s west- and north-facing shores through 6 p.m.

The service forecast waves ranging from 6 feet to 8 feet. It anticipates surf will rise today and subside Thursday.

A high surf advisory means high surf could affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion, according to the service.