Advisory Level Trade Swell Continues Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6 p.m. Thursday for northeast winds up to 30 knots and seas up to 14 feet.
A High Surf Advisory is in effect for the east facing shores of Maui and Molokai through Thursday at 6 p.m. Surf heights of 6 to 9 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 to be knee/thigh high for breaks open to the fading northwest swell. Trade swell continues for Hana area up to overhead to a few feet overhead.
West: Wave heights waist/chest high are expected today out of the south-southwest. Some 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 on the sets.
Our current south-southwest holds today and begins to trend down on Wednesday afternoon.
Our current northwest swell is also on a downward trend.
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.