Maui Surf

Elevated Surf on the South Side of Maui

July 5, 2012, 1:06 PM HST
* Updated July 5, 1:07 PM
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Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

By Wendy Osher

A High Surf Advisory was issued for the South facing shores of Maui County through 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012.

The National Weather Service forecasts surf heights to be in the 5 to 8 foot range.  Forecast surf heights are the height of the face, or front of the waves.

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

There is also a high tide of approximately 2.9 feet is expected between 4:57 p.m. and 5:44 p.m. this afternoon.

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As a precaution, beach goers are urged to stay out of the water and well away from the shorebreak due to the hazardous wave action and strong rip currents.

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***Supporting information courtesy the National Weather Service.

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