Large Swells Bring 10-14 Foot Surf to South MauiOctober 18, 2014, 7:48 AM HST · Updated October 18, 7:50 AM 0 Comments
By Wendy Osher
Large swells produced by Hurricane Ana are expected to impact the south facing shores of Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe today, with surf heights expected to be in the 10 to 14 foot range.
The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for the south facing shores of Maui County until 6 p.m. due to the impacts being felt along the affected coastline.
Forecasters with the NWS advise the public to expect strong, breaking waves, dangerous shore break, and strong long-shore rip currents that will make swimming difficult and dangerous.
The agency issued an advisory this morning to alert beach goers, swimmers and surfers of the conditions, indicating that they should “heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.”