Maui Surf

North Shore Surf expected to peak tonight at 18-24 feet

January 5, 2011, 8:25 AM HST
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A High Surf ADVISORY remains in effect for the North facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011.  Surf is expected to peak tonight at 18-24 feet along the north shores, remaining at elevated levels through tomorrow.

The large west-northwest swell will produce rip currents and localized beach erosion. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say the swell was generated this past weekend by a large low pressure system west of the international dateline.

A high tide of approximately 1.5 feet is expected between 2:38 p.m. and 3:56 p.m. this afternoon. The next high tide of approximately 2.8 feet is expected between 4:03 a.m. and 5:21 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Beach goers are urged to stay out of the water and well away from the shore break due to the hazardous wave action.

(Supporting information courtesy National Weather Service, Posted by Wendy Osher)

File photo by Wendy Osher.

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