Couple Small Swells Peak 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 p.m. Saturday for northeast winds from 20 to 25 knots and rough seas up to 12 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 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. Chest to shoulder high waves are possible at the best breaks.
A small west-northwest is expected to peak this weekend. It starts out a little more northwest before swinging west-northwest Sunday.
A small south-southwest swell is forecasted for the weekend with another out of the same direction due to fill in the middle of next week. A reinforcement is also possible for next weekend.
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.