NW Swell Fades, More Swells Ahead
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Sunday. East winds up to 30 knots and rough seas up to 15 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 head high to a couple feet overhead at the best breaks on the sets. Smaller by sundown.
West: Wave heights thigh to chest 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.
Our current solid northwest swell will slowly fade out Friday into the weekend.
Small south-southwest reinforcement swell continues through Friday. New south-southwest pulses expected over the weekend and into early next week.
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.