Solid NW Swell Expected Soon
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. Wednesday. East 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 knee to waist high are expected. The best breaks could be a bit bigger, possibly to chest high on the sets.
West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today.
South: Ankle to waist high waves are expected today.
Our current north-northwest swell is expected to slowly fade out Tuesday.
A solid northwest swell is expected to build Wednesday, peak Thursday morning and slowly fade out Friday into the weekend. Some spots are expected to be double overhead or more at the peak.
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.