NWS: High Surf Advisory Thru 6pm FRIDAY; Small Craft Advisory Thru 6am SATURDAY


Guam -The National Weather service has declared High Surf and Small Craft Advisories for the waters around Guam.



The weather service reports that strong trade winds are creating large swells  and wind driven waves that are pushing the surf up along east facing reefs.

READ the High Surf Advisory on the NWS website

* Hazardous surf of 10 to 12 feet is expected along east facing reefs today and tonight.

* East swell will begin to subside on Friday. this will allow surf  to fall below advisory levels Friday evening.

The NWS advises island residents to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those along east facing reefs as rip currents are life threatening.


The weather service has also issued a Small Craft Advisory which remains in effect through 6 am Saturday.

Winds of 20 to 25 kt and combined seas of 10 to 12 feet are expected to produce conditions hazardous to operators of small craft for the next couple of days.

READ the Small Craft Advisory on the NWS website

The NWS advises inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid boating in these conditions. If you must travel by boat, exercise caution, especially near reef lines and when entering or leaving harbors and inlets.