The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for NORTH and EAST FACING SHORES of MAUI and MOLOKAI in effect until 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
EFFECTS. The current north swell will continue the advisory for east shores tonight. A new west northwest swell arriving this evening will bring advisory level surf to areas of the smaller islands tonight and Saturday.
Surf along north facing shores will rise to 10 to 15 feet. East facing shores exposed to the current north swell will be 6 to 8 feet through tonight.
Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.
A high tide of approximately 2.8 feet is expected between 2:11 a.m. and 3:29 a.m. tomorrow morning. The next high tide of approximately 1.4 feet is expected between 12:46 p.m. and 2:04 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER AND WELL AWAY FROM THE SHORE BREAK DUE TO THE HAZARDOUS WAVE ACTION AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates. NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200.