The Emergency Management Office issued yesterday a high surf advisory to warn the public against venturing near exposed beaches and reefs due to life threatening rip currents.
Based on information received from the Guam-based National Weather Service, a long period northeast swell will generate hazardous surf along north facing reefs of the Marianas.
The high surf advisory is in effect until 10am Friday along north facing reefs.
“Hazardous surf up to 10 feet along north facing reefs will slowly subside to 7 to 9 feet [tonight]. Surf is expected to fall below the hazardous threshold of 9 feet by Friday morning,” the EMO advisory states.
It advises the public and mariners to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those along north facing reefs as rip currents are hazardous. (EMO)