A high-surf advisory for east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai has been posted by the National Weather Service until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
A high-surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and beach erosion.
A long stretch of strong trade winds is building an east swell and will remain in place at least through Wednesday evening. Surf along east-facing shores will be 6 to 8 feet.
A high tide of about 1.6 feet is expected between 12:11 p.m. and 1:29 p.m. today.
Beachgoers are urged to stay out of the water and well away from shore break.