Maui Surf

NNW Slowly Fading, Advisory Level Swell Expected

November 15, 2014, 11:08 PM HST
* Updated November 15, 11:09 PM
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Ho’okipa / Image: Jimmie Hepp

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

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**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, forecasted swell direction, height & period, tides, a surface map and expected wave heights.**

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Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 8.44.59 PMMaui County Surf Forecast, Sunday November 16, 2014

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North: Surf is expected head high to possibly slightly overhead at the best breaks. We could see waves up to 2 feet overhead at the best spots on Molokaʻi and Maui.

West: Breaks that don’t catch the swell are forecasted to get smaller surf at ankle high or flat.  Spots that are open to the fading north-northwest swell will get some wrap with waves expected about waist high at the best breaks.

South: Ankle-slappers to flat surf conditions are expected.

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Our current north-northwest swell (325-350°) continues to fade through the weekend and remain below advisory level. The swell is still showing best on the Hilo side and along the Hamakua coast up to Kohala.

Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 8.45.06 PMA larger north northwest swell (330-350°) is expected to fill in Sunday night, build Monday to advisory level heights and peak Tuesday morning before gradually fading through Wednesday. We expect to see another round of overhead to double overhead surf for the best breaks exposed to the swell.

Another, but slightly smaller northwest swell is expected to slowly build Wednesday afternoon and peak just below advisory levels through the day on Thursday, then gradually fade on Friday.

Super small trace amounts of swell expected out of the SPAC. There isn’t much on the horizon out of the South Pacific. Possibly a small bump building on Tuesday but not expected to be over waist high at the best breaks.

Keep in mind, surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.

**Click here for your detailed Maui County weather report.**

**In case you missed it, Shane Dorian talks about surfing this week’s swell at Jaws. He’s now a contender for the XXL ride of the year award.**

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