High Surf Warning Posted for Maui and Molokai
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Warning is in effect for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 a.m. Tuesday.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Maui County windward waters and most channels through 6 a.m. Tuesday for high seas.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Maui Surf Forecast
North: Wave heights are 15 to 20 feet for the best exposed shores in the morning. In the afternoon 20 to 25 foot faces are expected with 30 foot sets from time to time. The top spots could get even bigger.
West: Some wrap from a west-northwest swell builds today up to waist/head high in the afternoon.
South: Wave heights are knee/thigh high today out of the south-southwest.
Our current large west-northwest swell is building through Monday, resulting in warning-level surf along north and west facing shores, and advisory-level for the west facing shores of the Big Island. The swell begins to fade Tuesday.
Trade swell is expected to remain pretty small at waist high or less.
Our current south-southwest is easing early this week.
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.