High Surf Advisory Extended for South-Facing Maui Shores

October 24, 2018, 8:07 AM HST · Updated October 24, 8:07 AM
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10.24.18, 8 AM

The National Weather Service has EXTENDED the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH-FACING SHORES OF MAUI COUNTY until 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

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

EFFECTS: A reinforcing south swell will fill in through the day, which will support advisory-level surf continuing along south-facing shores through Friday. Expect surf of 5 to 8 feet today, rising to 8 to 12 feet tonight through Friday along south-facing shores.

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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.

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