High surf advisory remains in effect


A high surf advisory remains in effect for the Big Island’s north-, east- and south-facing shores through 6 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu forecast waves ranging in height from 6 to 10 feet this morning. Heights are expected to lower to 5 to 8 feet during the afternoon.

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.