Maui Surf

East Surf to Rise on Saturday to 7-10 Feet

January 11, 2013, 8:28 AM HST
* Updated January 11, 10:13 AM
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Hana, Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

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.”

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