Hazardous surf remains; inexperienced swimmers advised to stay out of the water

A high surf advisory is in effect for Guam. (PNC file photo)

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office has issued a high surf advisory that remains in effect for north-facing reefs of Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, until 6 p.m. this evening. Large breaking waves of 7 to 9 feet in the surf zone are expected along north-facing reefs.

high risk of rip currents also remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan along north and east facing reefs, until 6 p.m. this evening. Dangerous swimming and surf conditions and localized beach erosion are expected. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous surf conditions. If caught in a rip current, do not swim against the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline, then head for the beach when out of the current.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to avoid hazardous surf, especially north and east facing reefs and beaches. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags, and signs.

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