East Shore Surf to be 6-8 Feet

January 9, 2013, 6:49 AM HST
* Updated January 9, 9:00 AM
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East Maui, Hana. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A High Surf Advisory has been extended for the East facing shores of Maui, Molokai, the Big Island of Hawai’i, Kaua’i and O’ahu until 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Although trade winds are decreasing, forecasters from the National Weather Service say a long upwind fetch of trade winds has generated large seas that will continue to produce rough surf along the east facing shores.

Surf is expected to be in the 6 to 8 foot range through Saturday.

The elevated surf will created strong breaking waves, shore break, and dangerous rip currents.


As a precaution, beach goers, swimmers, and surfers are cautioned to heed the advice of Ocean Safety officials, and exercise caution.


A friendly reminder issued by NWS officials advises the public to, “Know your limits. When in doubt…don’t go out.”

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