NW Swell Fades Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County channels and Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 a.m. Saturday. East winds up to 25 knots, gusting to 30 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 waist to chest high are expected early on but fading energy today.
West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today.
South: Ankle to waist high waves are expected today.
Our current northwest swell is expected to fade out through the day Friday. A small bump out of the north-northwest is also expected Sunday into early next week. Late next week a solid swell is expected.
Our current small south-southwest is expected to hold through the end of the work week before slowly fading through the weekend. 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.