Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at all north- and west-facing shores due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.

A High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau remains in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The warning may be extended or modified as conditions develop.

Lifeguards are currently reporting waves of up to 30 feet on the North Shore and up to 15 feet on the West Shore, with very strong rip currents. Spectators are also advised to use extreme caution, as large breaking waves could make it dangerous for those standing along the shoreline.


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