High surf prompts
lifeguard rescues

Star-Bulletin staff

Lifeguards assisted several swimmers and surfers and issued public advisories on Oahu's north and east shores yesterday due to surf that climbed as high as 25 feet.

Water washed over the highway at Sunset Beach and Kaaawa, said an official at the city's Ocean Safety Division.

Kauai lifeguards assisted two men attempting tow-in surfing yesterday morning near Hanalei Bay, said Kauai Fire Department Battalion Chief Bob Kaden.

The surfers were using a jet boat to tow-in but the boat died. Lifeguards rescued them and their boat with a personal watercraft.

A high-surf warning had been in effect yesterday for north facing shores of all islands, with surf as high as 15 to 25 feet. East shores were 5 to 7 feet, west shores 6 to 10.

Surf on all shores was expected to be lower today.

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