Small Craft Advisory for Rough Seas

March 12, 2013, 10:20 AM HST · Updated March 12, 10:21 AM
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East Maui, High Surf. File photo by Wendy Osher.

East Maui, High Surf. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A large northwest swell will create hazardous seas for mariners in Hawaiian waters through today.

The National Weather Service issued a Small Craft Advisory until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, with seas of over 10 feet expected for most Hawaiian coastal waters.

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots are expected with seas of 10 feet or greater.

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Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

Areas under the advisory include: Kauai northwest waters; Kauai windward waters; Kauai leeward waters; Kauai Channel; Oahu windward waters; Oahu leeward waters; Kaiwi Channel; Maui County windward waters; Maui County leeward waters; Pilolo Channel; Alenuihaha Channel; Big Island windward waters; Big Island leeward waters; Big Island southeast waters.

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