East Shore Surf to be 6-8 FeetJanuary 9, 2013, 6:49 AM HST · Updated January 9, 9:00 AM 0 Comments
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.”