High Surf Advisory for North shores of Maui and Molokai

September 28, 2010, 9:24 AM HST · Updated September 28, 9:24 AM
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September 28, 2010 – 8:00 a.m.

EVENTS:  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for NORTH FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and MAUI in effect until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

EFFECTS:  A north northwest swell will bring rising surf to the north facing shores of the affected islands.  Expect surf to reach heights of 14 to 18 feet overnight.

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Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.

A high tide of approximately 1.6 feet is expected between 3:05 p.m. and 4:23 p.m. this afternoon.  The next high tide of approximately 2.2 feet is expected between 6:59 a.m. and 8:17 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.

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