East Shores of Maui and Molokai Under Surf Advisory 3/4/10
March 4, 2010 – 8:00 a.m.
EVENTS: The National Weather Service in Honolulu has CONTINUED the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for EAST FACING SHORES of MAUI and MOLOKAI now in effect until 6:00 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.
EFFECTS: Strong trade winds are producing advisory level short period surf along east facing shores of most islands.
Surf along east facing shores will be 6 to 8 feet through Thursday afternoon.
Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.
A high tide of approximately 2.1 feet is expected between 5:45 p.m. and 7:03 p.m. this evening. The next high tide of approximately 1.6 feet is expected between 4:15 a.m. and 5:33 a.m. tomorrow morning.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: BEACH GOERS 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.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates.
NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. The same information is available on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.
(Information Courtesy: County of Maui, Civil Defense)