WAIMEA, Hawaii (KHON2) — The high surf brought out crowds of ocean lovers and spectators on Oahu’s North Shore on Sunday, Jan. 9.

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Swells are expected to be 25 to 30-foot surf to north and west-facing shores this week.

As of Friday, Jan. 7, Honolulu Ocean Safety was down nine guards.

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Lifeguard towers typically open at 9 a.m. and close around 5:30 p.m.