SURF REPORT FOR JULY 22, 2009
The 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:Â Maalaea Bay, Pailolo Channel, Alenuihaha Channel, Big Island Leeward Waters, and Big Island Southeast Waters.
The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.Â 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.Â Inexperienced Mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.
(Posted by Wendy Osher:Â Information provided by the National Weather Service)