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North Shores of Maui, Molokai Under High Surf Advisory

The National Weather Service has extended the high surf advisory in place for north facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 12 p.m. Tuesday.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

Buoy observations indicate that the north swell has remained elevated through the day and new guidance shows that the swell will decrease Tuesday morning.

Surf is anticipated be 12 to 18 feet through Monday night, lowering to 10 to 15 feet Tuesday morning.

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

Strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents can be anticipated, making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

Maui County Emergency Management Agency will continue to monitor the situation.

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