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Swell Slowly Begins to Ease Today

July 27, 2015, 1:31 AM HST
* Updated July 27, 7:49 AM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

The High Surf  Warning has been cancelled and replaced by a High Surf Advisory. The advisory is posted for the south facing shores of all islands in Maui County through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. Wave heights of 8 to 12 foot faces are forecasted. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

A Marine Weather Statement has also been issued. The National Weather Service says “a long period south swell will continue to generate moderate surges in south facing harbors. Additionally, waves my break in and near channel entrances through Monday.”

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 8.47.59 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights of about knee/waist high are expected today. Easterly breaks could reach tummy/chest high on the sets.

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West:  Wave heights chest high to overhead are expected in the morning with a slow easing trend through the day. The best breaks could be well overhead early in the day on the sets.

South: Wave heights head high to well overhead are expected in the morning with a slow easing trend through the day. The best breaks could be near double overhead early in the day on the sets.

Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 8.48.04 PMOur current south-southwest swell is expected to slowly start an easing trend Monday, continuing to ease through the week, dropping out around Thursday. Small rideable pulses out of the south are expected but nothing super notable.

Small trade swell will push into northeasterly exposures. Otherwise, the north Pacific is looking very quiet.

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.  

**Click here for your detailed Maui County weather report.**

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