The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for EAST FACING SHORES of MAUI and MOLOKAI, in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
EFFECTS: A long fetch of strong trade winds will keep surf high on east facing shores a while longer with rough waves of 8 to 10 feet through this evening.
Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.
A high tide of approximately 2.0 feet is expected between 3:31 p.m. and 4:49 p.m. this afternoon. The next high tide of approximately 2.2 feet is expected between 3:38 a.m. and 4:56 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.