New Swells Expected to Fill in Sunday
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Hawaiian waters through 6 p.m. Saturday. The ʻAlenuihāhā channel is under a more urgent Gale Warning.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the east facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 a.m. Saturday.
**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: Many spots are expected to be chest/head high to overhead today. Some spots may even get up to a few feet overhead on the sets early in the day.
West: Wrap from the north-northwest swell is affecting some western shores today. Spots along the western coast will vary greatly in size based on the amount of exposure. Flat for shores with less exposure to the swell. Chest/head high or more for spots that get the exposure.
South: Wave heights are knee/waist high today or less.
Our early season south-southwest bump is all but gone with waves waist high or less today. Another swell is on its heels for Sunday and peaking Monday at about shoulder high.
Our current small short to mid period swell for northwest exposures is fading into Saturday. Another swell is expected to build Saturday night and peak on Sunday at about double overhead at the best breaks.
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.