High surf advisory in effect for east-facing shores through Thursday

A high surf advisory is in effect for east-facing shores of most Hawaiian islands until 6 p.m. Thursday, according to a report from the National Weather Service.

Strong trade winds will maintain elevated surf for Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and the Big Island. Surf is forecast to be 6 feet to 10 feet along those east-facing shores.

Impacts include strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Consult lifeguards or locals before entering the water.

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