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High surf advisory in effect for most islands

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    Waimea Bay. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for north- and west-facing shores of Niihau and Kauai, and north-facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui this morning, in effect until 6 p.m. tomorrow.

The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for north- and west-facing shores of Niihau and Kauai, and north-facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui this morning, in effect until 6 p.m. tomorrow.

A large, northwest swell will continue to build today and tonight, according to the NWS, bringing advisory level surf of 10 to 15 feet to exposed north- and west-facing shores. A reinforcing north-northwest swell, meanwhile, will build Tuesday and peak Tuesday night, enhancing already dangerous surf along the exposed north- and west-facing shores.

Expect strong, breaking waves and strong rip currents, making swimming difficult and dangerous.

A gale watch is also in effect for Alenuihaha channel, Maalaea Bay and Maui’s leeward side due to strong winds filling in behind a passing cold front from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

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