(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for east facing shores of Hawaiʻi Island, as an area of low pressure northeast of the state will send a large north to northeast swell towards the islands tonight.
Surf heights will build to 10 to 14 feet late tonight and Tuesday, forecasters say, then lowering to 6 to 10 feet Wednesday. “Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous,” the National Weather Service stated.
“There is the potential that surf could reach High Surf Warning levels across east facing shores of the Big Island on Tuesday,” a 4 p.m. weather discussion reads, “and this will continue to be monitored closely. If this occurs, surf will likely reach [High Surf Advisory] levels along north facing shores of the Big Island as well. Surf along east facing shores may drop briefly below advisory levels Thursday and Thursday night, but will likely rise to [High Surf Advisory] levels again Friday through the weekend as the trade winds increase.”