The National Weather Service has extended the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH FACING SHORES of MAUI COUNTY, now in effect until 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
EFFECTS: A large storm southeast of New Zealand last week sent a south-southwest swell toward Hawaii. This swell will continue to build today producing high surf across south facing shores of the islands.
Surf heights of 7 to 10 feet are expected along south facing shores today, subsiding to 6 to 8 feet Thursday.
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 Civil Defense Agency 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.