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Large swell brings warning-level surf to isles

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    There was high surf off Waimea Bay on the North Shore. Most beach goers stayed out of the rough surf and enjoyed the waves from a safe distance.

A large northwest swell is bringing warning-level surf to the state this weekend.

A high surf warning has been issued for the north and west facing shores for most islands, the National Weather Service said.

The warning covers the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Molokai and the north-facing shores of Oahu and Maui until 6 p.m. Monday.

A high surf advisory has been issued for the west-facing shores of Oahu.

Surf is expected to be from 20 to 30-feet along the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, and Molokai and the north shores of Maui and Oahu.

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