Maui Surf

High Surf WARNING on Maui’s South Shores

August 30, 2011, 9:57 AM HST
* Updated August 31, 3:11 PM
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By Madeline M. Ziecker

At 8 a.m. this morning the National Weather Service in Honolulu issued its third surf notification within 24 hours.

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Surf is reported to rise up t0 10-15 feet today on the south side of Maui, classifying as a high surf WARNING. For the more radical surfers, this is perhaps more of an invitation than a caution.

A High Surf Warning indicates dangerous waves breaking at the shoreline. The warning stresses that these are unsafe surfing and swimming conditions, as well as an increased chance of being taken out by a riptide.

We can expect a high tide of about 6 feet between 3:57 p.m. and 5:02 p.m. this afternoon. The next high tide of approximately 2.4 feet is expected between 4:34 a.m. and 05:51 a.m. tomorrow morning.


Surf will continue to peak today and tonight and is expected to diminish to “High Surf Advisory” status tomorrow morning when waves drop below 15 feet.



Advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) (808) 986-1200.

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