NW Swell Tops Out Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
There are no ocean alerts posted at this time.
**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.**
North: Head high to slightly overhead waves are expected today.
West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today. Spots catching the swell should be knee to shoulder high.
South: Ankle to knee high waves are expected today. Otherwise, shores that don’t catch the swells will be pretty flat.
Our current northwest swell generated by a storm near the Aleutians is expected to peak Thursday and slowly fade Friday through the weekend.
Small leftovers expected for southerly exposures. Nothing much through the weekend. There is potential for a new south-southwest swell to build in Monday.
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.