Trade Swell Continues, Small Southerly Mix 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. Friday. Northeast winds up to 25 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 6 to 12 feet. 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 flat to ankle/knee high today. Trade swell could get up to head high or even overhead with whitecapping, windy conditions.
West: Spots not catching the swells are expected to be pretty flat. Possibly up to thigh high for breaks that are catching swell out of the south.
South: Knee/thigh high waves are expected today.
Flat conditions expected out of the northwest. A west-northwest is expected to build Friday and bring waves for the weekend. A northwest pulse could fill in midweek.
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.