HIGH SURF ADVISORY – EAST FACING SHORES OF MAUI ISLAND
EVENT: The National Weather Service has ISSUED a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for the ISLAND OF MAUI in effect until 6:00 P.M. TUESDAY.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
EFFECTS: Swells from Hurricane Ignacio will cause large and dangerous surf along east facing shores. Swells will gradually rise over the next couple of days.
Expect surf of 5 to 8 feet overnight, rising to 6 to 12 feet on Sunday.
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 for any updates. NOAA Weather broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather internet services can be found at weather.gov/hawaii.