High surf advisory up

The National Weather Services issued a high surf advisory on Sunday for the north-facing shores of Maui and the north- and west-facing shores of Molokai through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Surf is expected to build to 18 to 24 feet through Monday along north-facing shores of Molokai and Maui, while the west-facing shores of Molokai were expected to see surf of 10 to 14 feet.

Impacts could include strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents, making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Boaters should expect recreational surfers and body boarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

Maui County Emergency Management Agency will continue to monitor the situation. For more information, tune in to local radio and TV stations or get NOAA weather updates by visiting weather.gov/hawaii or calling (866) 944-5025.


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