High Surf Advisory Extended for South-Facing Maui ShoresOctober 24, 2018, 8:07 AM HST · Updated October 24, 8:07 AM 0 Comments
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.
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.