Maui Surf

High Surf Advisory in Effect for East Shores

December 22, 2015, 1:50 AM HST
* Updated December 21, 9:59 PM
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Alerts

A Gale Warning is posted through 6 a.m. Tuesday for all Maui County channels. Winds up to 35 knots and seas up to 15 feet are expected.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all other Maui County waters and channels through 6 a.m. Tuesday. East winds are expected up to 30 knots and seas up to 13 feet.

A High Surf Advisory is posted through Wednesday at 6 a.m. for east facing shores with 6 to 10 foot faces expected.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the alerts listed above.

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North: Wave heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today. The best breaks could get up to head high.

West: Wave heights are below waist high today.

South: Wave heights are below waist high today. Spots catching the trade swell could be up to overhead.

A big surge in easterly winds has brought small craft advisory and gale warning conditions over the coastal waters. Trade swell is expected to gradually ease over the next couple of days as winds weaken some. The rough seas will maintain high surf along east facing shores of the islands. The high surf warning for east facing shores has been cancelled but a high surf advisory is posted through midweek.

Screen Shot 2015-12-21 at 8.46.42 PMA northwest swell is expected to peak Tuesday and ease Wednesday.

Nothing of note expected out of the Southern Hemisphere 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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