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Northwest Swell to Bring 12 to 18 Foot Surf

February 15, 2013, 9:09 AM HST · Updated February 15, 11:17 AM
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File photo by Madeline Ziecker.

File photo by Madeline Ziecker.

By Wendy Osher

A northwest swell will bring 12 to 18 foot surf to the north and west facing shores of certain islands through 6 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

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The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for the north and west facing shores of Molokai and the north facing shores of Maui, with surf expected to reach advisory levels later this morning.

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Forecasters say the high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

As a precaution, beach goers are urged to stay out of the water and well away from the shore break.

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