High surf warning issued for shores on all Hawaii islands

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials have issued a high-surf warning for south-facing shores on all of Hawaii’s islands.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the National Weather Service in Honolulu issued the warning Sunday and says it will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Monday.

Officials say large surf and dangerous currents can make being in the ocean extremely dangerous for anyone entering the water.

Officials say waves up to 10 to 15 feet (3.05 to 4.57 meters) are expected through late Sunday, dropping to 8 to 12 feet (2.44 to 3.66 meters) by Monday.


Officials say those in affected areas can expect seawater to occasionally sweep across portions of beaches.

Strong waves are expected to break onshore, along with stronger longshore and rip currents.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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