Advisory Level Waves Expected Today
A High Surf Advisory is posted for north and west facing shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Saturday. Wave heights are expected to drop to 10 to 15 foot faces along north shores. The west shore of Molokai is forecast to drop to 8 to 12 feet.
**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 bigger on the sets early in the day before an easing trend takes over.
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 affect breaks open to the swell in the waist/head high range.
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 Saturday 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.