Trade Swell Today, More Surf for Weekend
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6 p.m. Thursday.
**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 waist/head high for trade swell standout spots like Hana.
West: Wave heights knee/thigh high are expected today. Spots shadowed by other islands will be pretty flat.
South: The south-southwest is expected to bring knee/waist high waves today but probably no bigger. Breaks open to the trade swell could get up to waist/head high.
A new small south-southwest builds Tuesday and peaks Wednesday into Thursday before fading Friday. A slightly bigger swell is expected for the weekend.
We could see a northwest swell for the weekend if a system tracking toward the Aleutians progresses as models are currently indicating. 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.