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High surf warning issued for north- and west-facing shores

LIHU‘E — The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.

The weather service forecast calls for north-facing surf rising to 20 to 25 feet, and surf along west-facing shores rising to 15 to 20 feet.

Entering the water in these areas during the warning is very hazardous, and could cause serious injury or death, according to a Kaua‘i Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau news release.

Beachgoers are also advised to use extreme caution, as large, breaking waves could make it dangerous for those standing along the shoreline.

For updated information on ocean and weather alerts, visit the NWS website, weather.gov/hfo.
Source: The Garden Island

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