comscore New swell should bring waves up to 24 feet | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

New swell should bring waves up to 24 feet

  • VINCE CAVATAIO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    A surfer catches a tube ride at Pipeline today.
[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

One swell is declining, but a new swell is expected to push waves on north shores to 18 to 24 feet Wednesday, prompting the National Weather Service to extend a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The current swell is expected to diminish to 8 to 12 feet on north shores and 5 to 8 feet on west shores today. But the new northwest swell should start filling in tonight, forecasters say.

The advisory affects north shores of Oahu, Kauai County, Maui and Molokai and west shores of Kauai County and Oahu.

West shores should see 12 to 18 foot wave faces by Wednesday.

Forecasters say beachgoers can expect strong breaking waves, shore break and dangerous currents.

Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up