SSW Holds Today, New Weekend Swells on Tap
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6 p.m. Sunday for east winds up to 25 knots and seas up 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 head high or more for trade swell standout spots like Hana.
West: Wave heights waist/chest high are expected today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high on the sets. Spots shadowed by other islands will be pretty flat.
South: The south-southwest is expected to bring waist/chest high waves today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder/head high.
A east-northeast trade swell is showing for windward coasts this week.
A new south-southwest continues Thursday and holds through Friday. A slightly bigger swell is expected for the weekend with a reinforcement on tap late in the weekend into early next week.
A short-lived northwest swell is for the weekend, building Saturday evening and holding through Sunday morning before beginning to fade.
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.