Surf’s up this week­end on north and west shores

The Maui News - - NEWS -

Zach Zane streaks across the face of a wave at Paia Bay on Fri­day morn­ing. The Wailuku-based MMA fighter was get­ting in some ocean time be­fore head­ing to Alaska for a bout in An­chor­age sched­uled for Wed­nes­day. He said the bout can be seen on UFC Fight Pass.

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Wave watch­ers tempt fate at Hookipa on Fri­day af­ter­noon as they try to get up close to the large swell hit­ting Maui’s north shore. There is a high surf warn­ing in ef­fect through 6 p.m. Sun­day with 40- to 50-foot waves ex­pected along north-fac­ing shores of Maui and Molokai, the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice said Fri­day. The surf will build to 25 to

35 feet along west-fac­ing shores of Molokai. The surf is ex­pected to peak tonight and hold at warn­ing lev­els through the week­end. An ex­tremely large, long pe­riod north­west swell is re­spon­si­ble for the big surf. Beach­go­ers and those along shore­lines should ex­pect ocean surges and sweep­ing waves and swim­mers, rip cur­rents. The surf could gen­er­ate flood­ing and dam­age to coastal prop­er­ties and road­ways.

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