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SURF REPORT FOR JULY 22, 2009

July 22, 2009, 8:50 AM HST
* Updated July 22, 8:53 AM
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february112009.jpgThe National Weather Service in has continued a High Surf Advisory for the South Facing Shores of Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Kahoolawe, in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. Surf is expected to be in the 6 to 9 foot range today and tomorrow.

A high tide of approximately 3.2 feet is expected between 4:11 p.m. and 4:51 p.m. this afternoon.

As a precaution, beachgoers are urged to stay out of the water and well away from the shore break, due to the hazardous wave action and strong rip currents.

A Small Craft Advisory is also in effect for the following areas:  Maalaea Bay, Pailolo Channel, Alenuihaha Channel, Big Island Leeward Waters, and Big Island Southeast Waters.

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The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.  A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots and/or seas 10 feet or greater are expected to produce conditions hazardous to small craft.  Inexperienced Mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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(Posted by Wendy Osher:  Information provided by the National Weather Service)

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