The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the HIGH SURF WARNING for NORTH FACING SHORES of MAUI and MOLOKAI, in effect until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.
A High Surf Warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous swimming conditions, and deadly rip currents.
EFFECTS: A very large northwest swell will build today, and will peak tonight, then gradually subside. Breaking waves will rise rapidly to 20 to 25 ft.
Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.
A high tide of approximately 1.6 feet is expected between 10:36 p.m. and 11:54 p.m. tonight.
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. This same information is available on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.