Weekend Surf: Warning & Advisory Surf Expected
A High Surf Warning is posted for the east facing shores of Maui through 6 p.m. Saturday as Olaf brings dangerous surf to these shorelines.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the south facing in Maui County through 6 p.m. Saturday. Surf heights of 5 to 8 foot faces are expected.
**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 knee/waist high today for spots open to the northwest. Olaf swell is expected to impact east exposures with warning level surf in the overhead or even double overhead range on the sets.
West: Wave heights waist/head high are expected today. The best exposures could get up to overhead on the sets from time to time. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller.
South: The south-southwest is expected to bring waist/shoulder high waves today. The best breaks could be a bit bigger on the sets. Spots catching wrap from Olaf could reach overhead from time to time.
Tropical swell generated by hurricane Olaf continues to impact the east shores of the Big Island and Maui. A warning is in effect at this time with dangerous surf conditions expected through Saturday. The swell is expected to slowly begin to fade and shift over the weekend. An advisory may be warranted for Molokai as this occurs.
An advisory level south-southwest swell continues to influence south facing shores. The swell is expected to peak Saturday before slowly beginning a fading trend on Sunday. Another smaller south swell is expected to fill in Monday.
A larger NW swell is forecast to build Monday night and Tuesday with surf heights reaching advisory levels.
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.