The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for NORTH and WEST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and NORTH FACING SHORES of MAUI in effect until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
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 will produce hazardous surf along exposed beaches of the Islands this weekend. Surf will remain elevated through tonight, then will
gradually lower on Sunday.
Breaking waves will build to heights of 18 to 22 ft along north facing shores of Molokai and Maui, and 10 to 15 ft along west facing shores of Molokai.
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 6:06 p.m. and 7:24 p.m. this evening. The next high tide of approximately 1.9 feet is expected between 5:12 a.m. and 6:30 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.