Maui Surf

SSW Swell Holds, Trade Swell Picks up Today

June 23, 2016, 1:46 AM HST
* Updated June 22, 10:54 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Thursday for all south facing shores and could be extended past that if conditions persist.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Friday for east winds increasing to 25 knots.

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 2016-06-22 at 8.52.50 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to be around waist/head high for spots catching the trade swell. Sets could get up to slightly overhead around Hana.

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West: Surf is chest/head high and occasionally 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 chest/head high today with the best breaks getting up to overhead on the sets.

Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 8.52.42 PMSouth-southwest swell holds steady into Thursday before fading Friday into the weekend. We may get a few southerly swells for the first week of July.

Trade swell will bring choppy surf to northeast exposures and pick up some Thursday into Friday.

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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