The National Weather Service has issued a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for EAST and SOUTH FACING SHORES of MAUI COUNTY, in effect from 6:00 a.m. Thursday until 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
EFFECTS: A long-period east swell generated by hurricane Marie will enter Hawaiian waters tonight and gradually build surf to advisory levels along east facing shores Thursday. A moderate-sized south swell will also enter Hawaiian waters tonight, building surf to advisory levels along south facing shores Thursday. Surf on both east and south shores will remain elevated through Friday night. Surf is expected to reach 6 to 9 feet on both east and south facing shores.
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. ALWAYS HEED LIFEGUARD ADVICE AND KNOW YOUR LIMITS. WHEN IN DOUBT DON’T GO OUT.
INFORMATION: Maui 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.