Maui Surf

UPDATE: High Surf Advisory Extended to Midnight, Feb. 3

February 2, 2014, 6:42 PM HST
* Updated February 3, 3:36 PM
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In this situation the surfer closest to the peak (far left) has the right of way. Ho’okipa Beach Park. Photo by Carlos Rock.

By Maui Now Staff

(Update: 3:35 p.m. 2/3/14)

The National Weather Service has extended the high surf advisory for the north facing shores of Maui and the north and west facing shores of Molokaʻi until midnight on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

(Original Post 2/2/14)

A northwest swell will peak on Sunday night, Feb. 2, with advisory level surf expected to stick around through Monday afternoon, Feb. 3, forecasters said.

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The National Weather Service issued  high surf advisory until 4 p.m. on Monday for the north facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi, with surf expected to be in the 18 to 24 foot range.

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The advisory also includes the west facing shores of Molokaʻi where surf is expected to be in the 12 to 18 foot range.

The NWS forecast calls for rip currents, localized beach erosion, and strong braking waves along affected shorelines.

High surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

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Authorities advise that the conditions will make swimming difficult and dangerous.

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