Swells Fade Today, Small Bumps For Weekend
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 a.m. Friday for east winds from 20 to 30 knots and rough seas of 7 to 13 feet. 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.**
North: Knee to waist high waves are expected today. The best breaks could be a little bit bigger with belly high waves expected.
West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today.
South: Knee to waist high waves are expected today with standouts possibly a little bit bigger on the sets.
Our current small northwest swell is expected to slowly fade today with a small west-northwest forecasted for the weekend.
Our current small south-southeast is expected to continue to slowly taper off over the next few days. A small south-southwest swell is forecasted for the weekend with another out of the same direction due in the middle of next week.
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.