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High surf advisory extended through Monday morning

  • JOAH BULEY / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISERA surfer headed out into the waves Thursday at the Volcom Pipeline Pro Surf Contest at Ehukai Beach Park.
    JOAH BULEY / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    A surfer headed out into the waves Thursday at the Volcom Pipeline Pro Surf Contest at Ehukai Beach Park.

The National Weather Service extended a high-surf advisory for the north- and west-facing shores of Kauai and the north-facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui through Monday at 6 a.m.

The advisory was prompted by a large northwest swell and gusty north winds that are expected to produce waves of 10 to 15 feet through tonight.

The weather service warns of strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents that could make swimming difficult and dangerous.

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