Solid Swell Expected Next 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 a.m. Saturday. Northeast winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 10 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 ankle to thigh high are expected.
West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today.
South: Ankle to waist high waves are expected today.
Our current northwest swell is expected to linger and begin to fade through the weekend. A small bump out of the north-northwest is also expected to slowly build Sunday and peak Monday before fading Tuesday. Late next week a solid swell is expected.
Our current small south-southwest is slowly fading through the weekend. A very small south-southwest is expected to build and peak late Sunday. Otherwise, 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.