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High surf warning extended through 6 p.m. Tuesday

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:18 p.m. HST, Dec 31, 2012

The northwest swell that brought 30-foot waves to some shores Sunday is expected to continue through tonight.

The National Weather Service extended the high surf warning to 6 p.m. Tuesday for north shores of all islands except Lanai and Hawaii island, and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai. A high surf advisory for Hawaii island's west shore will also be in effect.

Waves up to 30 feet along north-facing shores and 15 to 20 feet along west-facing shores are expected, forecasters say.

Oahu lifeguards were busy Sunday, rescuing 17 people and taking 4,155 preventive actions at North Shore and Leeward Coast beaches, officials said.

Beachgoers are urged to stay out of the water and away from the shore break because of dangerous wave action and strong rip currents.

A small craft advisory also remains in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for Kauai northwest waters, with northeast winds expected to reach up to 23 mph tonight. The channels will see a northwest swell of 14 feet with scattered showers.

The wind speed is expected to increase to 29 mph Tuesday.

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
Remember when you used to drive up to watch the waves? Before traffic got so bad? And now Turtle Bay wants to add 1,200 or more units for the rich folks. But your quality of life will go down. No more surf watching for you. Stop Turtle Bay expansion.
on December 31,2012 | 07:42AM
northshoreboy wrote:
Yesterday's peak traffic extended from Waimea Bay to Haleiwa bypass (stoplight nearest Wahiawa) and Weed Circle. Turtle Bay's traffic review said the resort would increase traffic in Haleiwa by 28%! KEEP THE COUNTRY COUNTRY!
on December 31,2012 | 07:49AM
GorillaSmith wrote:
Every morning at this time of year the front page of the S-A has 2 primary stories: (1) There will be North Shore waves greater than 30 feet; and (2) They aren't going to have The Eddie. Is it too much to ask for the same reporter to carry both stories and connect the dots? Mahalo.
on December 31,2012 | 11:23PM
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