Warning Level Surf Continues for Maui County
A High Surf Warning is posted for north and west facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 p.m. Friday. Wave heights are expected to build to 18 to 25 foot faces along north shores. The west shores are forecast to rise to 15 to 20 feet.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County channels and waters through 6 p.m. Friday. Hazardous seas up to about 11 feet 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 to be well overhead to double overhead today with the best breaks pushing triple overhead on the sets.
West: Wave heights knee/waist/chest high are expected today. The best exposures could get up to shoulder high on the sets from time to time. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller. Some west-northwest will fill in for breaks open to the swell.
South: The south-southwest is expected to bring knee/waist/chest high waves today. The best breaks could be a bit bigger from time to time.
A south-southwest keeps wave heights around knee/waist/chest high range Friday but is down to leftovers by the end of the weekend.
Next week another pulse of south-southwest is expected. Will keep an eye on it.
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.