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Update: High surf advisory extended for north and west shorelines of Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau

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Update at 3:56 p.m. Feb. 10: The high surf advisory for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau has been extended until 6 a.m. Sunday as a northwest swell is now expected to peak this afternoon into this evening before gradually diminishing tonight and Sunday as it becomes increasingly northerly.

Surf of 12 to 18 feet can still be expected along north shorelines and 8 to 12 feet along those facing west.

Original post: The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Saturday for west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau.

A northwest swell will build overnight, peaking Saturday before diminishing as the swell becomes increasingly northerly.

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Surf is expected to build overnight to 12 to 18 feet along north shores and 8 to 12 feet along west shorelines.

Strong breaking waves and strong currents will make swimming dangerous. The public is advised to heed all advice from ocean safety officials.

When in doubt, don’t go out.

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