Niala, SSW and Trade Swell on Downward Trend Today
A High Surf Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. this evening for 5 to 8 foot faces along east facing shores of Maui and Molokai.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters through 6 a.m. Tuesday.
**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 are expected shoulder high to overhead today. Shadowed spots will be smaller with most size showing for Hana.
West: Wave heights ankle/knee high are expected today. Spots shadowed by other islands will be flat.
South: The south-southwest is expected to bring knee/thigh high waves today. Spots open to the trade swell could get up to waist/chest high.
Trade winds will continue to generate short-period choppy surf at moderate levels along east facing shores. Dropping a notch Monday and easing further on Tuesday.
We are looking at fading east-southeast swell from Niala. The smaller islands could see southerly tropical swell from Niala Monday and Tuesday.
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.