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Safety Officials Advise No Swimming, Snorkeling For Most Kaua‘i Shores

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A high surf advisory remains in effect today, July 13, and Ocean Safety Bureau officials are advising the public to refrain from swimming and snorkeling off most of the island’s shorelines.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a high surf advisory for south-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 p.m. this evening. Surf of 7-10 feet is excepted. Safety officials advise no swimming or snorkeling along east, west and south shores.

The high surf can cause strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong rip currents that make swimming difficult and dangerous.

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“Entering the water in these areas during the advisory is hazardous,” a press release from the Kaua‘i Fire Department said. “Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should use caution when entering waters.

The high surf advisory could be extended or modified as conditions develop.

For updated information about ocean and weather alerts, visit the National Weather Service website.

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For up-to-date information about Kaua‘i ocean conditions and ocean safety, speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, click here or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.

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