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High Surf, Small Craft Advisory In Effect Til 6 pm Sunday

February 12, 2011, 1:28 PM HST · Updated February 12, 1:28 PM
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By Sonia Isotov

The National Weather Service has issued high surf and a small craft advisories for north and east facing shores of Maui and Molokai through Sunday night.

The high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 pm HST Sunday. Surf along north facing shores will be 10 to 15 feet today. Along east facing shores, surf will be 6 to 10 feet today. Surf will diminish on Monday.

Rough and choppy surf will increase the chance for strong rip currents which can easily overpower even strong swimmers. Minor coastal erosion is possible along East facing shores exposed to the north swell.

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A high surf advisory means that waves along the affected shores will be higher than normal. Beach goers are urged to stay out of the water and well away from th e shore break due to hazardous wave action.

Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all Hawaiian coastal waters within 40 nautical miles including the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary through Sunday afternoon.

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