The Emergency Management Office cautioned beachgoers yesterday to avoid exposed beaches and reefs until 6pm tonight due to high surf and dangerous rip currents.
In a high surf advisory issued yesterday, EMO said that moderate trade winds and combined seas of 7 to 8 feet are expected until Friday. Winds and seas are expected to slowly diminish over the weekend and early next week.
The high surf advisory remains in effect until 6pm Friday along north facing reefs.
“Surf will be hazardous at 7 to 9 feet along north facing reefs. Surf is expected to fall below hazardous levels by Friday evening,” the advisory states.
The public and mariners are strongly urged to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those along north facing reefs as rip currents are hazardous. (EMO)