The National Weather Service has continued a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for EAST and SOUTH FACING SHORES of MAUI COUNTY, in effect until 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
EFFECTS: A long period east swell generated by former hurricane Marie will gradually build this afternoon and tonight, with surf reaching advisory level along east facing shores late tonight and Friday. A moderate sized south swell will continue to build tonight as well, bringing advisory level surf along south facing shores. Surf on both east and south facing shores will remain elevated Friday and Friday night. Expect surf of 6 to 9 feet on south facing shores. Surf building to 6 to 9 feet on east facing shores tonight
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.