HIgh-surf advisory extended

A high-surf advisory for south-facing shores of Maui county has been extended until 6 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said Friday.

The surf, expected to be 6 to 10 feet, was caused by a series of south swells that will keep surf above the advisory level through the weekend.

Swimmers should expect strong breaking waves and rip currents.

Beachgoers are advised to travel in groups, be aware of their surroundings, never turn their backs on the ocean, and know their personal limits, said Cameron Layer, acting south district captain for Lifeguard 10.