Maui Surf

Tropical Activity Generates Small East Swells

August 5, 2016, 1:33 AM HST
* Updated August 4, 10:52 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.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 2016-08-04 at 10.06.53 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to be around waist/chest/head high on the sets for spots around Hana.

West: Surf is ankle/knee high today. The best breaks could get up to knee/waist high out of the south-southwest. Chest/shoulder high on the sets.

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South: Surf is around knee/waist high today. The best breaks could be a bit bigger from time to time.

Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 10.06.25 PMSmall south-southwest pulses linger into the next few days. Nothing significant through at least mid-month.

Trade swell will hold over the next couple of days with occasional overhead waves expected Sunday. Tropical Storm Howard and Ivette will generate some east swell but nothing super significant expected at this point. Will keep an eye on it.

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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