Kauai News

High Surf Advisory Extended for Portions of Kaua’i, Ni’ihau

Posted January 24, 2022, 3:57 PM HST

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a high surf advisory in effect for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau.

The advisory remains in effect through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service, surf along exposed north- and west-facing shores will continue to be around advisory levels tonight as a northwest swell remains in the region. Surf of 12-16 feet is forecast along north-facing shores of Ni‘ihau and Kaua‘i and 8-12 feet along west-facing shores of both island.

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

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.