Maui Surf

Solid NW Swell Today, Series of N Swells Expected

November 23, 2014, 9:58 PM HST
* Updated November 24, 7:32 AM
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Ho’okipa Surfer / Image: Jimmie Hepp

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley

Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi for a large north-northwest swell. Surf along north facing shores could reach heights of 10 to 15 feet through Tuesday. The advisory is set to expire at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and dangerous currents that make getting into the water hazardous and swimming difficult.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Winds from 25 knots to 30 knots are expected out of the north and rough seas of 8 to 15 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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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 2014-11-23 at 9.12.42 PMMaui County Surf Forecast, Monday November 24, 2014

North: Surf is expected overhead to double overhead for the best spots on Molokaʻi and Maui’s northern exposures. Shorter period north swell also expected.

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West: Spots that are open to the northwest swell will get some wrap with waves expected shoulder to head high. Breaks that don’t catch the swell are forecasted to get smaller surf at ankle high or flat.

South: Many areas will remain flat today.

Our current northwest swell (305-330°) peaked at buoy 51101 last night. Wave heights are forecasted to be well overhead to possibly double overhead. Keep in mind, weather conditions are expected to be ideal as a front moves through bringing increased showers and shifting winds. A reinforcement to this swell is expected late Monday into Monday night, which may push us above advisory levels.

Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 9.13.20 PMAnother swell out of the northeast is expected to bring another round of overhead waves late this week. There’s also the possibility of a new northwest swell for the weekend.

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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