A swell generating “extra-large to giant surf” is expected to generate 25- to 35-foot surf along the north and west facing shores of affected islands beginning late Saturday.
Winter shores will soon begin to feel the ocean mist due to heavy-wave activity as the weekend gets underway with rising north swells that could offer double-overhead sets.
A high surf advisory is in effect for the north and east facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi until midnight on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
The agency issued a high surf advisory for the north and east facing shores of Maui, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Island, and Niʻihau beginning at midnight on Saturday, Nov. 9, and continuing until 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.
The National Weather Service extended a high surf advisory for affected shorelines until 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, due to elevated surf.
The windy east swell from the weekend is slowly fading, while the first signs of a decent north swell is showing up on the forecast.
Ocean safety officers on Maui are urging the public to exercise caution today after 16 people were rescued from high surf conditions on Friday, county officials said.
A high surf advisory remains in effect through 6 p.m. for the south facing shores of all islands.
A high surf advisory has been extended for the south facing shores of all islands as a large south southwest swell builds.
Strong trade winds will bring rough and elevated surf to the east facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
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