East Surf to Rise on Saturday to 7-10 Feet
By Wendy Osher
A high surf advisory continues for the east facing shores of Maui and Molokai until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Forecasters from the National Weather Service say surf along affected shores will be 6 to 8 feet this morning, then increase to 7 to 10 feet tonight and Saturday.
The swell is being generated by a long fetch of strong trade winds upwind of the islands.
The elevated surf will create strong breaking waves, shore break, and dangerous rip currents.
As a precaution, beach goers, swimmers, and surfers are cautioned to heed the advice of Ocean Safety officials, and exercise caution.
A friendly reminder issued by NWS officials advises the public to, “Know your limits. When in doubt…don’t go out.”