Public warned of high surf, rip currents

Posted on Aug 03 2021

A high surf advisory will be in effect from 6am today, Tuesday, to 6am tomorrow, Wednesday, while a high rip current risk will be in effect from 6am today to 6am tomorrow.

Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, large breaking waves of seven to nine feet are expected and dangerous rip currents expected along west facing reefs on Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until 6am Wednesday.

These conditions will create dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

The public, beachgoers, and mariners are advised to continue to exercise precautionary measures when entering the water. Avoid venturing out toward west facing reefs. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous surf conditions. (PR)

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