Warning: Officials advise no swimming, snorkeling on south- and west-facing shores

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at all south- and west-facing beaches, from Kalapakī to Kekaha, due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.

A High Surf Advisory for south-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau remains in effect through Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory may be extended or modified as conditions develop.

Lifeguards are currently reporting waves of 8 to 10 feet on the South Shore, with very strong rip currents. Beachgoers are urged to heed all posted warnings and advisories, and speak to a county lifeguard before entering the water.

For updated information on ocean and weather alerts, visit the NWS website, www.weather.gov/hawaii.

For up-to-date information about Kaua‘i ocean conditions and ocean safety, please speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, visit www.hawaiibeachsafety.com, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.

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