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Update: High surf advisory canceled for Kaua’i

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This story was updated at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 3

The high surf advisory for the County of Kaua‘i has been canceled.

This story was updated at 3:53 p.m. Dec. 2

The high surf advisory for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau has been extended until 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

This story was updated at 10:02 a.m. Dec. 2

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The high surf warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau has been canceled and an advisory was issued till 6 p.m.

Surf is expected to be 12 to 16 feet.

This story was updated at 6:41 a.m.

The National Weather Service has extended the high surf warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 p.m. Friday.

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Update: The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 a.m. Friday. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.

Surf is forecast to rise to 20 to 26 feet this afternoon and evening, then fall to 18 to 24 feet Friday.

Entering the water in these areas during the warning period is hazardous and could cause serious injury or death. Beachgoers are advised to use extreme caution, as large breaking waves could make it dangerous for those standing along the shoreline.

For updated information 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.

Original post: Parts of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau are in the path of a large, long-period west-northwest swell that is expected to produce advisory level surf today and Friday.

Because of that, the National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Friday for the north- and west-facing shores of both islands.

Large breaking waves building to 15 to 22 feet along north-facing shorelines and 9 to 16 feet along west shores are expected during the peak of the swell tonight and Friday. The surf and strong currents associated with it will make swimming in these areas dangerous.

Beachgoers should heed all advice from ocean safety officials — when in doubt, don’t go out.

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