Big waves continue to hit the North Shore of Oahu and other Hawaiian islands, as waves as high as 22-feet are expected today before dropping back down on Sunday. A high surf advisory remains in effect for north and west shores of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Niihau.
Forecasters say the swell will remain steady today and gradually decline on Sunday. Surf is predicted to be 16 to 22 feet on Oahu, Kauai and Niihau. Maui and Molokai should see wave faces of 14 to 18 feet along north shores. Surf along west shores of Niihau, Kauai and Oahu are expected to be 12 to 18 feet. This is the time of year that the North Shore always produces huge surf.
The swell began building on Friday, producing spectacular, but dangerous surf.
The weather service warns the high surf will produce dangerous rip currents and inexperienced beach-goers are advised to stay out of the water and away from the shore break, which could pull someone into the water.
Don’t make the mistake of heading into the surf unless you are a professional. These types of waves take lives all the time.