Islands under high-surf advisories

A high-surf advisory has been issued for the east-facing shores of Molokai and Maui and the south-facing shores of all islands through 6 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

Strong trade winds will produce rough and choppy surf along east-facing shores for several days, the weather service said.

A strong low in the Southern Hemisphere has generated a swell that will peak today, resulting in high surf along south-facing shores.

Surf is forecast to reach 6 to 10 feet along east-facing shores and 6 to 8 feet along south-facing shores. Surface is measured by the height of the face, or front, of a wave.

Strong breaking waves and shore break and strong currents will make swimming difficult and dangerous, according to the weather service. Beachgoers are advised to use caution and to heed all advice given by ocean safety officials.