Series of Small Swells Into 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. Thursday. East winds around 25 knots and rough seas up to 11 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 waist high are expected.
West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today.
South: Ankle to waist high waves are expected today.
Our current west-northwest swell is trending down.
A northwest boost is expected to build Wednesday night into early Thursday. This should peak late Thursday ease slightly through Friday and then begin to fade through the weekend. A small bump out of the northwest is also expected next weekend.
A small south-southwest is expected to build Wednesday and hold through the end of the work week. Nothing much on the horizon out of the South Pacific.
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.