NW Fades, New Advisory Level NW Expected Tomorrow
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Tuesday for northeast 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 head high to a bit overhead at the best spots.
West: Wave heights knee high are expected today. The best breaks catching the northwest wrap could get bigger waves.
South: Wave heights around knee high today.
Our current northwest swell is expected to hold through the morning before beginning a steady fading trend. A reinforcing northwest swell is expected to arrive late Tuesday, and then peak on Wednesday. This swell could once again bring advisory level surf to exposed shores. An even larger northwest swell is possible for the next weekend, which could bring surf to warning levels.
Our current south-southwest is mainly leftovers today.
Trade swell continues but it’s bumpy and sloppy for most spots.
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.