Surf Warning Continued, 25-40 Feet and Dropping

March 18, 2019, 7:37 AM HST · Updated March 18, 9:44 AM
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The National Weather Service has continued the high surf warning for the north facing shores of Maui and north and west facing shores of Molokaʻi until 6 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Surf of 25 to 40 feet this morning will lower to 18 to 24 feet by tonight. Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.

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NWS forecasters say ocean surges will sweep across beaches and coastal areas creating potential impacts for coastal properties and infrastructure including roadways. Powerful long-shore and rip currents will be present at most affected beaches.

Large surf, strong winds and high tides combined to create the dangerous and hazardous conditions.

Baldwin and Hoʻokipa beach parks remain closed Monday

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced that all beach parks have been assessed and are open Monday, except Baldwin and Hoʻokipa beach parks.

The access road and pavilion to Baldwin are flooded and Ocean Safety officers determined water conditions require Hoʻokipa to remain closed.

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