Couple Swells Expected This 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 25 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: Ankle to waist high waves are expected today. The best breaks could be a little bit bigger with up to head high waves expected where the trade swell brings more size.
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 mix of south swells is expected to linger 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.