Solid NW Swell Peaks This Morning
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County channels, Maui County windward waters as well as Māʻalaea Bay through midnight Thursday. Northeast winds up to 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 are expected to be well overhead to double overhead or more at the best breaks on the sets.
West: Wave heights shoulder to head high at the breaks open to the northwest swell. Otherwise, pretty flat conditions are expected today for spots shadowed from the swells.
South: Knee to waist high waves are expected today.
A solid northwest swell is expected to continue to build for the northeast coast peaking Thursday morning and slowly fade out Friday into the weekend. Best spots are expected to be double overhead or more at the peak.
Small south-southwest reinforcement swell tops out Thursday afternoon. 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.