The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for NORTH & WEST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and NORTH FACING SHORES of MAUI in effect until 6:00 a.m. Monday.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
EFFECTS: A large northwest swell arriving this morning will rise rapidly, which will boost surf heights well above the high surf advisory criteria along north and west facing shores of most of the smaller Hawaiian Islands.
Expect surf along north facing shores of 18 to 22 feet and west facing shores of 10 to 15 feet.
Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.
A high tide of approximately 1.5 feet is expected between 1:27 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. today. The next high tide of approximately 2.9 feet is expected between 3:08 a.m. and 4:26 a.m. tomorrow morning.
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.