Maui Surf

Swells Hold Through A.M. Before Fading

December 29, 2015, 1:58 AM HST
* Updated December 28, 10:07 PM
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Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted for north and east facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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

**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 2015-12-28 at 8.41.22 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected head high to well overhead early in the day. The best breaks could get up to double overhead on the sets in the morning. Trade swell will also mix in at about shoulder/head high.

West: Wave heights are waist/chest high out of the northwest and knee/waist high out of the south-southwest.

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South: Wave heights are knee/waist high today out of the south-southwest. Trade swell will be on the way down today.

Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 8.41.27 PMOur current northwest swell is forecast to ease through midweek. A new west-northwest / northwest swell is expected to build overnight Wednesday and peak late Thursday. A larger swell is expected to arrive January 4 – 6.

Overhead trade swell is expected to gradually fade.

Our current south-southwest is expected to fade Tuesday. New south-southwest fills in Wednesday and Thursday.

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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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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