Guam – High surf, which was a factor in Sunday’s canoeing tragedy in Tumon Bay, will remain a danger through Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory Saturday that went into effect Sunday morning at 6 am and is slated to be in effect until Wednesday afternoon at 3 pm.
The high surf is effecting the island’s north facing reefs. It is expected to reach 11 to 14 feet in height by Monday morning.
The NWS also warns that some inundation of salt water into low areas near the ocean can be expected during the next couple of days and nights.
The surf will slowly decline after Monday, but it will remain hazardous through Wednesday afternoon.
Residents are advised to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those along north and west facing reefs because the high surf generates strong rip currents which are life threatening.