Guillermo Expected to Bring Elevated Surf
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for offshore waters beyond 40 nm and out to 240 nm.
**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 chest/head high are expected today. Easterly breaks (Hana) will be best exposed and may be up to overhead on the sets.
West: Wave heights ankle/knee high are expected. Many spots will be blocked by other islands.
South: Wave heights ankle/thigh high are expected. Spots open to energy from Guillermo will be bigger.
Mid period energy is expected from Guillermo for east-southeast exposures. The period is expected to decrease a tad Tuesday. Wednesday swell will be strongest in the afternoon/evening with possibly even double overhead waves at the best exposures on the sets. Swell expected to drop off Thursday.
Small to modest ENE tradeswell will also blend in. Nothing out of the NPAC is expected.
Super small southern hemi mix is expected the next few days. A better swell is expected for the second half of the work 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.