Watch for big waves

  • Caleb Loehrer / The Garden Island

    Waves crash over an area where a California woman was swept away at Queen’s Bath in Princeville on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kauai and Niihau, in effect from tonight until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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

The warning may be extended or modified as conditions develop. For updated information on ocean and weather alerts, visit the NWS website, www.weather.gov/hawaii.

For up-to-date information about ocean conditions, please speak to a county lifeguard or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.

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