Maui Surf

High Surf Advisory Extended

December 23, 2015, 1:26 AM HST
* Updated December 22, 9:34 PM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Maui County windward waters and channels through 6 p.m. Wednesday. East winds are expected up to 25 knots and seas up to 12 feet.

A High Surf Advisory is posted through Wednesday at 6 p.m. for east facing shores with 5 to 8 foot faces expected.

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

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West: Wave heights are below waist high today. Northwest wrap up to knee / waist high expected.

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

Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 8.20.52 PMTrade 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.

Our current small northwest swell is expected to ease Wednesday. A slightly better swell is expected to fill in Thursday night into Friday.

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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