High Surf Advisory Extended for South Maui County ShoresOctober 23, 2018, 8:39 AM HST · Updated October 23, 8:39 AM 0 Comments
The National Weather Service has EXTENDED the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH-FACING SHORES OF MAUI COUNTY until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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 through tonight. However, a reinforcing south swell arriving Wednesday will likely keep surf heights at advisory level. Expect Surf of 7 to 10 feet along south facing shores today, lowering to 6 to 8 feet Wednesday.
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.