Huge surf expected for north, west shores through weekend

Published On: Feb 28 2014 04:55:45 PM HST
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HONOLULU -

Big waves bringing big concerns.

Forecasters are predicting a huge northwest swell to begin arriving Saturday, with towering waves expected to last well past the weekend.

As a result, a high surf warning is being preemptively set from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday.

Initial warnings include the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai and Oahu, but will likely include other islands as the swell travels east.

Surf forecasters predict wave faces peaking Sunday in the 20-40' range, then slowly dwindling to 20-30' faces Monday and 15-25' faces Tuesday.

Will the waves be big enough for the Eddie? That possibility appears to have ended with the holding period for the Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave competition ending Friday.

North Shore residents on Oahu near Rocky Point  will be a bit more concerned with how this massive swell will impact the shoreline fronting their homes. Much of the beach in that area has shown increasing signs of erosion and bigger swells have more recently threatened to bring the ocean to the residents' doorsteps.

Stay tuned to KITV for the latest on this swell. Remember, when in doubt, don't go out.

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