Several Small Swells Filter in This Week
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. Thursday. East winds around 25 knots and rough seas up to 12 feet are forecasted. 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: Wave heights up to thigh high are expected. The best breaks could see occasional head high waves.
West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today.
South: Ankle to waist high waves are expected today.
A new west-northwest swell is building and expected to peak Tuesday. The swell begins to fade Wednesday.
A northwest boost is expected late Wednesday/Thursday due to a storm in the Bering Sea. This should peak Thursday afternoon, hold pretty steady through Friday and then begin to fade. A small bump out of the northwest is also expected next weekend.
Our current southerly swell is expected to continue fading Tuesday with another small bump expected midweek. A possible reinforcement swell is on the horizon 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.