The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for NORTH & WEST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and NORTH FACING SHORES of MAUI, in effect until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
EFFECTS: Northwest swell will diminish today, and then increase again above advisory criteria from tonight into Wednesday. Surf heights will fall below advisory criteria today, but then rise to the following values tonight and Wednesday: north facing shores, 18 to 24 ft. and west facing shores, 12 to 18 ft.
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.
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.