Maui Surf

Pe’ahi Size Swell Peaks This Morning, Warning Posted

March 30, 2016, 1:26 AM HST
* Updated March 29, 11:36 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Warning is posted for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for most Maui County waters through 6 a.m. Thursday.

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 2016-03-29 at 9.21.33 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to wash out most exposed spots this morning. The best deep water breaks could get up to 20 to 25 foot faces. Pe’ahi “Jaws” could get up to 35 foot faces or more early in the day.

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West: Ankle/knee high surf is expected. Breaks catching the wrap could get up to triple overhead or more.

South: Surf is knee/waist high today with best breaks possibly getting up to shoulder high.

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 9.21.39 PMA small long period south-southwest is expected to fill in further and peak Wednesday up to about shoulder high. Nothing promising out of the SPAC anytime soon.

Wednesday a large northwest swell is forecast peak for the best deep water outer reef breaks around 35 foot faces or perhaps more. The swell will slowly trend down Wednesday afternoon and Thursday. Models are showing another northwest swell around April 6th and again on the 8th. Will keep an eye on the progress.

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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