The Emergency Management Office has extended its high surf and small craft advisories to 6am Thursday due to continued high surf that poses a danger to mariners and beachgoers.
In a notice yesterday, EMO said that hazardous surf of 10 to 12 feet will continue along east facing reefs of the Marianas through Wednesday night, then gradually subside Thursday.
The high surf advisory remains in effect until 6am Thursday along east facing reefs. The small craft advisory will also remain in effect until 6am Thursday.
“East to northeast winds of 20 to 25 knots and combined seas of 10 to 12 feet will be hazardous to operators of small craft through at least Wednesday night, then should begin to subside Thursday,” EMO said.
The public is urged to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those along north and east facing reefs as rip currents will be hazardous. Mariners are also advised to take extra precautionary measures when operating boat in these conditions, especially near reef lines and when entering or leaving harbors and inlets. (EMO)