Guillermo Expected to Generate Swell
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 a.m. Sunday. East winds up to 25 knots are expected with rough seas up to 11 feet.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
North: Wave heights of about waist/shoulder high are expected today. Easterly breaks (Hana) will be best exposed and may reach head high on the sets.
West: Wave heights knee/waist high are expected. The best breaks exposed to the south could be belly/chest high on the sets. Many spots will be blocked by other islands and only about ankle/knee high.
South: Wave heights knee/waist high are expected. The best breaks exposed to the south could be belly/chest high on the sets.
Small rideable pulses out of the south are expected but nothing super notable. August 3-5th we expect a new knee/thigh high swell with a better angled swell expected the 5-8th with waves possibly up to waist high or more.
Trade swell will push into northeasterly exposures over the next few days. Otherwise, the north Pacific is looking very quiet. Hurricane Guillermo may bring a potentially notable swell by Monday and into next week. This will depend on development of the system and where it ends up tracking.
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.