High Surf Advisory Extended for South Maui County Shores

October 23, 2018, 8:39 AM HST · Updated October 23, 8:39 AM
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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.

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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.

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