SSW & Trade Swell Hold, NW Shifting
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for most Maui County channels and windward waters through 6 a.m. Saturday for east to southeast winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 10 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 waist/chest high out of the north-northwest with occasional shoulder/head high sets. Our trade swell continues for the Hana side with chest/head high to overhead surf.
West: Wave heights waist high are expected today. The best breaks could get up to chest high on the sets. Spots shadowed by other islands will be pretty flat.
South: Wave heights waist high today. The best breaks could get up to chest high. Breaks open to the trade swell could get up to chest/head high or bigger on the sets east on Hana/Wailua side.
Our current swell continues to shift farther out of the north on Friday as the swell also starts a downward trend. A couple small northwest pulses will move in over the weekend but the energy mixes in with more dominant trade swell which holds through Saturday with head high to overhead surf. Trade swell is expected to start a downward trend Sunday and through early next week.
Our current south-southwest is expected to hold Saturday around waist/chest high and fade Sunday into early next week. Nothing of note otherwise.
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.