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Turbulent Seas Expected For Maui, Molokaʻi

December 7, 2019, 11:05 AM HST
* Updated December 7, 11:34 AM
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File photo by Madeline Ziecker.

The east-facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi are under a high surf warning until 6 tomorrow morning, the National Weather Service announced.

A high surf warning means that “dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous swimming conditions, and deadly rip currents,” the county wrote in an announcement.

A large, long period north-northeast swell is expected to build today, peak tonight, and gradually diminish on Sunday.

East-facing shores could see waves reach 12 to 16 feet.

These forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.

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“Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves, and strong longshore and rip currents,” the county warned.

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Beachgoers are being urged to exercise caution. 

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