Maui Surf

One Swells Fades as Another Builds

January 27, 2015, 1:30 AM HST
* Updated January 26, 10:45 PM
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Kevin Pritchard windsurfing at Ho’okipa 1.26.15 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory has been issued for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels, as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday for winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 12 feet.

**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 2015-01-26 at 9.22.09 PMMaui County Surf Forecast

North: Surf heights are expected chest to head high today.

West: Spots open to the north could see wave heights up to waist high. Otherwise, breaks that don’t catch the swells, and / or are shadowed from them, are forecasted to get smaller surf at ankle high or flat.

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South: We don’t expect much for southern exposures – flat to knee high.

Our current swell is expected to continue to fade through Tuesday.

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 9.22.15 PMA new storm that developed off of Japan, will bring another solid west-northwest swell for the islands. Maui County is partially shadowed from this swell but surf heights are still expected in the overhead to double overhead range late Wednesday into Thursday. This same storm could bring us a reinforcing swell for the weekend.

Nothing exciting out of the SPAC.

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.**

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