11/15 8a High Surf Maui and Molokai

November 15, 2010, 8:27 AM HST · Updated November 15, 8:27 AM
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November 15, 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. Tuesday.

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

EFFECTS: A large west northwest swell will continue to affect most of the Hawaiian Islands, with surf heights peaking later today.  This large swell will gradually subside from tonight through Tuesday.

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Surf along north facing shores of Molokai and Maui will be 18 to 22 feet today.

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

A high tide of approximately 1.5 feet is expected between 10:12 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. this morning.  The next high tide of approximately 2.0 feet is expected between 11:00 p.m. and 1:18 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.

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