High surf advisory extended through Tuesday
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High surf advisory extended through Tuesday

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM2012 DECEMBER 14 EDT Body Surfing at Sandy Beach. SA photo by Craig T. Kojima
    2012 DECEMBER 14 EDT Body Surfing at Sandy Beach. SA photo by Craig T. Kojima

The National Weather Service has extended a high surf advisory for east-facing shores to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

It had been set to expire on Friday evening, then was extended to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The weather service says to expect “very rough” surf of 6- to 9-feet with locally higher sets for east-facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii island. It warns that rough breaking waves will create hazardous conditions in the surf zone, including dangerous rip currents.

Meanwhile, a small craft advisory is in effect for Hawaiian waters through 6 p.m. Tuesday as fresh to strong tradewinds and hazardous seas continue through midweek. The tradewinds are driven by a strong high-pressure system north of the islands that will strengthen on Monday, the weather service said.

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