Maui Surf

Surf to Rise to 9 Feet Along East Shores

April 21, 2014, 8:17 AM HST
* Updated April 21, 8:18 AM
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Picturesque Hāna shoreline in East Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Picturesque Hāna shoreline in East Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

A high surf advisory is in effect for the east facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say surf is expected to be in the 5 to 8 foot range today, and will increase to 6 to 9 feet later today.

The agency advises the public that advisory level conditions will result in rip currents and localized beach erosion.

Strengthening trade winds will produce large and rough surf along east facing shores through Tuesday,” the forecast stated.  

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In addition to rip currents, beach goers, swimmers, and surfers can expect shorebreak, and strong breaking waves that can be dangerous.  The public is reminded to heed the advice of ocean safety officials, and exercise caution in affected areas.  

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