Maui Surf

High Surf Advisory S Shores CANCELED

April 20, 2011, 5:06 AM HST
* Updated April 23, 1:03 PM
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By Wendy Osher

File photo by Wendy Osher.

(Updated: 6:45 a.m. 4/21/11)

The National Weather Service has extended a high surf advisory for the south shores of all islands until 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Surf along the south facing shores will be 6-8 feet with locally higher sets. Forecasters say surf heights will gradually decline today into Friday.

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Beaches in the advisory area will produce large breaking waves, hazardous rip currents and localized beach erosion.

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(Updated: 5:06 a.m. 4/20/11)

A high surf advisory is in effect through Thursday morning, April 21, due to elevated surf from a long period south swell.

The National Weather Service issued the advisory for the south facing shores of Maui County through 6 a.m. Thursday.  Surf along affected shorelines is expected to be in the 6 to 9 foot range, peaking Wednesday afternoon and evening, before gradually declining on Thursday and Friday.

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The advisory surf will result in localized beach erosion, rip currents, and hazardous wave action.  As a precaution, beach goers are urged to stay out of the water and well away from the shore break.

A high tide of approximately 2.7 feet is expected between 4:03 p.m. and 5:21 p.m. tonight. The next high tide of approximately 1.5 feet is expected between 2:58 a.m. and 4:16 a.m. Thursday morning.

*** Supporting information courtesy National Weather Service and Maui County Civil Defense.

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