Maui Surf

High Surf Advisory Canceled, Small South

November 17, 2014, 11:06 PM HST
* Updated November 18, 11:20 AM
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Joey Sanchez at Ho’okipa / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Alerts

The Small Craft Advisory has been extended. This alert is expected to expire on Wednesday at 6 p.m. for Maui County windward waters due to expected rough seas up to 12 feet. The Pailolo Channel, Māʻalaea Bay and the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel can also expect east winds up to 25 knots. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

**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 2014-11-17 at 10.07.54 PMMaui County Surf Forecast, Tuesday November 18, 2014

North: Surf is expected overhead to slightly over double overhead at the best breaks early in the day at the best spots on Molokaʻi and Maui’s northern exposures. Surf heights will fade as the day goes on.

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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 north-northwest swell will get some wrap with waves expected head high + at the best breaks.

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South: A small southwest will bring wave heights up to 3 foot faces to the best breaks but it’ll be inconsistent.

Our current north-northwest swell (330-350°) is expected to peak overnight then gradually lower Tuesday and Wednesday. The best breaks along the northern coasts will be biggest early in the day as surf heights will steadily fade through the day.

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 10.08.04 PMAnother, but slightly smaller northwest swell is expected to slowly build Wednesday afternoon and peak through the day on Thursday before gradually fading on Friday.

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A small bump (220-190°) building on Tuesday and waist high at the best breaks Wednesday through Friday. Otherwise, super small trace amounts of swell expected out of the SPAC. There isn’t much on the horizon to get excited about.

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

Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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