The CNMI Emergency Management Office reiterated yesterday its small craft advisory and extended it to 6pm Saturday.
EMO said that large trade-wind waves and swell will bring hazardous surf to east facing shores for the next couple of days.
“Seas 10 feet or greater and sustained winds of 22 knots or more are expected to produce conditions hazardous to small craft,” EMO said.
Along east facing reefs, expect hazardous surf of 11 and 13 feet on Friday, then falling back to 10 to 12 feet Friday night into Saturday morning. Surf is expected to subside to below hazardous levels by late Saturday.
The public is urged to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those along east facing reefs as rip currents will be life threatening.
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid boating in these conditions. (PR)