Forty-foot waves in forecast for north shore

The National Weather Service has issued a high-surf warning for the north-facing shores of Maui and the north- and west-facing shores of Molokai through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A high-surf warning means that dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline. This will result in highly dangerous swimming conditions and deadly rip currents.

Waves of 15 to 20 feet were expected for the north-facing shores of Molokai and Maui by Sunday afternoon, with surf of 30 to 40 feet Sunday night through today. The National Weather Service predicted that waves would lower to 20 to 30 feet by Tuesday. Along west-facing shores of Molokai, the surf was expected to hit 10 to 15 feet on Sunday afternoon, rise to 20 to 30 feet Sunday night through today, then lower to 15 to 20 feet by Tuesday.

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