UPDATE: High Surf Advisory Extended for South Maui Shores

October 22, 2018, 11:41 AM HST · Updated October 22, 2:46 PM
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ORIGINAL: 10.22.18, 1 PM

The National Weather Service has EXTENDED the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH-FACING SHORES OF MAUI COUNTY until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

EFFECTS: A long-period south swell generated by a powerful long-lived storm in the southern hemisphere will gradually decline tonight through Tuesday night.

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Expect surf of 7 to 10 feet along south facing shores today, lowering to 6 to 8 feet Tuesday.

Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.

IMPACTS: EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES, SHORE BREAK, AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS, MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: BEACHGOERS, SWIMMERS, AND SURFERS SHOULD HEED ALL ADVICE GIVEN BY OCEAN SAFETY OFFICIALS AND EXERCISE CAUTION.

ORIGINAL: 10.22.18, 11:41 AM

The National Weather Service has extended the High Surf Advisory for south-facing shores of all Hawaiian Island to 6 p.m. Oct. 22, 2108.

A long-period south swell generated by a powerful storm in the southern hemisphere will gradually decline later on Monday.

Expect 6- to 8 foot surf.

Expect moderate impacts: strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Know your limits and seek ocean recreation areas best suited for your abilities.

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