Maui Surf

High Surf Advisory in Effect for East Shores

December 17, 2015, 1:26 AM HST
* Updated December 16, 10:35 PM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters and channels through 6 p.m. Friday. East winds are expected up to 30 knots and seas up to 11 feet. A Gale Warning is posted for the Alenuihaha channel as well. Winds up to 35 knots and seas up to 13 feet expected there.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north shores of Molokai and Maui through 6 a.m. Thursday for surf from 10 to 15 foot faces. An advisory is also posted through Friday at 6 p.m. for east facing shores with 6 to 10 foot faces expected there.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts.

**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 2015-12-16 at 9.49.45 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to be overhead to double overhead in the morning and easing through the day.

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West: Wave heights waist/shoulder high today. Spots not catching the swell are much smaller or flat.

South: Wave heights knee/waist high today with the best breaks possibly getting up to chest high from time to time.

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 9.49.52 PMOur current northwest swell is expected to shift a bit more north-northwest today and begin easing. Friday and Saturday we’ll be down to leftovers. A new north swell is expected to build Sunday into the head high range or so.

A big surge in easterly winds has brought small craft advisory conditions over most coastal waters. A Gale Warning is up for the Alenuihaha channel. Trade swell will continue as long as the winds are up.

Nothing of note expected out of the Southern Hemi for the final weeks of 2015.

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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