The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH FACING SHORES of MAUI COUNTY, in effect from 6:00 a.m. this morning to 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
A series of south swells will impact the Islands through the weekend, bringing advisory level surf to south facing shores of all Islands starting later today. As the reinforcing south swells may possibly bring higher surf heights over the weekend, this advisory will likely be extended.
EFFECTS: Expect surf of 6 to 10 feet, this morning through Friday night.
Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES, SHORE
BREAK, AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS, MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS. BEACHGOERS, SWIMMERS, AND SURFERS SHOULD HEED ALL ADVICE GIVEN BY OCEAN SAFETY OFFICIALS AND EXERCISE CAUTION. BOATERS SHOULD EXPECT RECREATIONAL SURFERS AND BODY BOARDERS UTILIZING HARBOR CHANNELS TO ACCESS SURFING AREAS.
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.