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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Big waves in Isles forecast

Advertiser Staff

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Shorelines shaded in green are under a high-surf warning. Shorelines shaded in purple are under a high-surf advisory. Waters shaded in purple are under a small-craft advisory.

NWS Honolulu chart

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A high-surf warning is in effect for north- and west-facing shores of most islands today.

The National Weather Service says the big waves are expected to slowly subside tonight.
North- and west-facing shores of Niihau and Kauai and the north shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui can expect waves of 20 to 28 feet. Surf on west-facing shores of Oahu and Molokai will be 15 to 20 feet.
A high-surf advisory is in effect for west-facing shores on the Big Island.