The Emergency Management Office issued yesterday a high surf advisory to warn the public against venturing near exposed reefs and beaches due to life threatening rip currents.
The advisory states that a high pressure well northeast of the Marianas has produced a long period north swell that is generating hazardous surf along north facing reefs of the region.
The high surf advisory will remain in effect until 10am Thursday.
“Hazardous surf of 8 to 10 feet along north facing reefs will increase an additional 1 to 2 feet overnight before peaking at 10 to 12 feet Wednesday. Surf will then slowly subside to below hazardous levels early Thursday,” the advisory states.
EMO is urging the public to avoid exposed beaches, especially those along north and west facing reefs, as rip currents are life threatening.” (EMO)