Small Craft Advisory Māʻalaea Bay, Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā
By Wendy Osher
The National Weather Service has issued a small craft advisory until 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, for Māʻalaea Bay, the Pailolo Channel between Maui and Molokaʻi, the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel between Hawaiʻi and Maui, and Big Island Leeward and southeast waters.
According to the advisory, forecasters expect east winds to be blowing at 20 to 30 knots with rough seas of 7 to 11 feet.
The NWS advises inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels to avoid navigating in these conditions.