Maui Surf

Trades Keep East Surf Elevated at 7-10 Feet

February 25, 2013, 8:42 AM HST
* Updated February 25, 12:34 PM
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East Maui, High Surf. File photo by Wendy Osher.

East Maui, High Surf. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Strong trade winds will keep surf rough and elevated along the east shores through Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for the east facing shores of Maui and Molokai until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Forecasters say surf heights will be in the 7 to 10-foot range along affected shorelines.

The advisory conditions, NWS officials say, will produce rip currents and localized beach erosion.

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As a precaution, beachgoers are urged to stay out of the water and away from the shore break.

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