The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for NORTH FACING SHORES of MAUI and MOLOKAI and continued the HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF MAUI in effect until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.
A High Surf Warning/Advisory indicates that dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous swimming conditions, and deadly rip currents.
EFFECTS: A large north-northeast swell will persist through Tuesday, bringing warning level surf heights along east facing shores, and above advisory levels surf heights along north facing shores. Surf will be 10 to 20 feet along east facing shores and 15 to 20 feet along north facing shores.
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 12:44 p.m. and 2:02 p.m. this afternoon. The next high tide of approximately 2.5 feet is expected between 1:37 a.m. and 2:55 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. The same information is available on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.