Maui Surf

Wave Heights Maintain Before Gradual Drop

June 16, 2016, 1:34 AM HST
* Updated June 15, 11:47 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for all islands through 6 a.m. Thursday for south shores and 6 p.m. Thursday for east shores.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters and channels through 6 p.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 2016-06-15 at 9.38.22 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to be around chest/head high to overhead for spots catching the trade swell.

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West: Surf is waist/head high and up to overhead today out of the southwest. Spots from Kihei to around Olowalu/Lahaina will be smaller due to shadowing from the other islands.

South: Surf is waist/head high today with the best breaks getting overhead on the sets.

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 9.38.15 PMOur current south reinforcement will hold through Thursday and maintain wave heights along southern exposures before beginning to fade. Next week a series of south-southwest pulses are expected to filter in starting June 20th.

Quiet in the North Pacific at this time with nothing of note generating swell energy for the foreseeable future.

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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