High Surf Advisory North Shores until 6 p.m. 2/14/11

February 14, 2011, 8:45 AM HST · Updated February 14, 8:45 AM
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for NORTH and EAST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and MAUI now in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening.

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

EFFECTS: Surf along north facing shores will be 10 to 15 feet today. Surf along east facing shores will be 6 to 9 feet today.

Marginally high surf continues this morning, but is expected to subside slowly later today.

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

A high tide of approximately 1.1 feet is expected between 11:18 a.m. and 12:36 p.m. this afternoon.

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 courtesy National Weather Service and Maui County Civil Defense)

File photo by Wendy Osher.

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