High surf conditions roll into south and east-facing shores statewide

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An east swell from Hurricane Olaf, along with a long period south swell, is continuing to bring big surf to the islands.

A high surf advisory was in effect for south and east-facing shores of most of the state Saturday.

The National Weather Service says surf with 6 to 9-foot faces rolled in.

A more severe high surf warning for Hawaii island and Maui was cancelled Saturday afternoon.

“The surf has been pretty big and decent,” said fisherman Masao Aoki.

On the south shore of Oahu, surfers took advantage of the waves this late in the season and paddled out at Bowls on Oahu.

As for the east side, lifeguards say they rescued eight people at Sandy’s.

David Calvi, a beachgoer, says “it feels smaller than what it’s supposed to be, but it’s super clean though.”

KHON2 checked and there were no rescues at Makapuu, the Big island or Maui.

As always ocean safety strongly advises people to not go into the ocean where there are no lifeguards.

High surf makes conditions extremely dangerous.

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