Maui Surf

11/2 7:30a Surf Warning N Shores Maui and Molokai

November 2, 2010, 8:00 AM HST
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November 2, 2010 – 7:30 a.m.

EVENTS:  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the HIGH SURF WARNING for NORTH FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and MAUI until 4:00 p.m. THURSDAY.

A High Surf Warning means that dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous swimming conditions and deadly rip currents.

EFFECTS:  A powerful low, passing well north of the Islands, has generated a large north northwest swell that will continue through Thursday. Surf heights are expected to be between 25 and 35 feet. Larger waves can be expected on outer reefs.

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

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A high tide of approximately 2.0 feet is expected between 11:25 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. today.

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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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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.

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