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High surf expected on Maui, Molokai

Doris Todd 5th-grader Kingston Panebianco, 11, sails off the top of a Kahului Harbor wave Friday afternoon. He said the waves “were pretty fun” despite it being “pretty windy and there’s man-of-war in the water.” A high-surf advisory was in effect for east-facing shores through 6 a.m. today. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Japanese pro Ayaka Suzuki rolls while riding a Kahului Harbor wave Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a high-surf advisory for east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 a.m. today.

Large breaking waves of 8 to 12 feet are expected. Impacts will include strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents, making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers should heed all advice from ocean safety officials. Boaters should expect recreational surfers and body boarders using harbor channels to access surf areas.

For NOAA weather updates, visit weather.gov/hawaii or call (866) 944-5025.

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