Trade Swell Expected to Peak Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters through 6 a.m. Wednesday. East winds up to 30 knots and seas up to 13 feet are expected. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**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 surf along east facing shores. Another larger pulse is expected midweek and forecast to peak Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.
We are looking at fading swell from Niala.
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.