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WNW Builds, Trade Swell Holds Today

November 18, 2015, 1:55 AM HST
* Updated November 18, 4:52 AM
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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County channels and windward waters through 6 p.m. Thursday for east winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 10 feet.

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**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 8.53.00 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today by sunset. Trade swell continues for Hana area and spots open to trade swell with wave heights up to a few feet overhead on the sets.

West:  Wave heights are well below waist high today – just leftovers. Spots shadowed by other islands will be pretty flat.

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South: Wave heights are well below waist high today – just leftovers. Breaks open to the trade swell could get up to head high or bigger on the sets east on Wailua side.

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 8.53.07 PMA small south-southwest fills in a bit today. A new south-southwest is expected later this week getting up to waist/chest high at the better spots.

A west-northwest swell is expected to build midweek with knee/waist high waves late Tuesday. Wednesday into Thursday the swell is expected to top out with some spots going up to double overhead on the sets. Easing trend expected Friday into Saturday. Thursday and Friday the swell will shift more out of the northwest with head high to overhead waves. The swell fades over the weekend.

Trade swell holds through the week with head high to overhead surf.

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.  

**Click here for your detailed Maui County weather report.**

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