Maui Surf

NW & SSW Pulses Build For Weekend

April 29, 2016, 1:47 AM HST
* Updated April 28, 10:58 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā & Pailolo channels, as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 a.m. Friday.

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 2016-04-28 at 10.26.05 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to be about waist/chest high today.

West: Surf is ankle/knee high today for west shores that aren’t catching the northwest. Breaks catching the wrap are expected to be up to waist/chest high at the best exposures.

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South: Surf is knee/waist high today, with occasional bigger waves at the best breaks on the sets.

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 10.26.09 PMNorthwest pulse fades through the end of the work week. Another swell is forecast for the weekend, building late Friday, peaking Saturday at around chest/head high (possibly overhead on the sets) and easing Sunday into the upcoming week. Another pulse is possible around May 3rd.

Small south-southwest swell is expected to continue this week up to waist high. A fun south-southwest swell is expected to start building late Saturday and peak May 1st. A south-southeast should fill in Friday into the weekend.

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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