The National Weather Service has extended the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for WEST FACING SHORES of MAUI, LANAI and KAHOOLAWE, in effect until 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
A High Surf Warning is also in effect for north and west facing shores of Molokai and North facing shores of Maui until 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
EFFECTS: Surf along west facing shores of Maui is expected to reach 8 to 12 feet today, rising to 12 to 15 feet tonight and Saturday. Surf along the west facing shores of Lanai and Kahoolawe is expected to reach 6 to 9 feet today, rising to 7 to 10 feet tonight and Saturday.
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 CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING DANGEROUS. FOLLOW ALL ADVICE FROM OCEAN SAFETY OFFICIALS AND EXERCISE CAUTION. BOATERS SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR SURFERS AND BODY BOARDERS USING 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.