Maui Surf

High Surf Advisory Canceled for E Shores 2/18/11

February 18, 2011, 1:19 AM HST
* Updated February 18, 8:50 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By  Wendy Osher

(Update: 8:37 a.m. 2/18/11)

The High Surf advisory for East facing shores has since  been canceled.  Surf along east facing shored dropped just below the 8 foot advisory threshold this morning, allowing for the advisory cancellation.

(Update 1 a.m. 2/18/11)

A High Surf Advisory has been extended for the East facing shores of Maui and Molokai until 6 o’clock tonight.

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Forecasters from the National Weather Service say surf will be in the 6 to 9 foot range today, dropping below advisory levels tonight.  Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.

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Beach goers are urged to stay out of the water and well away from the shore break along affected shorelines.  A High Surf Advisory means that beaches in the advisory area will be prone to rip currents, localized beach erosion, and hazardous wave action.

A high tide of approximately 2.0 feet is expected between 2:42 p.m. and 4 p.m. today.

(Supporting information courtesy The National Weather Service and Maui County Civil Defense)

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