South Exposures See Gradually Fading SurfMeteorologist Malika Dudley · June 17, 2016, 1:53 AM HST (Updated June 16, 2016, 11:08 PM) · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Advisory is posted for all islands through 6 p.m. Friday for east shores.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County leeward waters and channels through 6 p.m. Friday.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Maui Surf Forecast
North: Wave heights are expected to be around waist/chest/shoulder high to head high for spots catching the trade swell.
West: Surf is waist/chest high and up to shoulder high 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/chest high today with the best breaks getting shoulder high on the sets.
Our current south will fade over the next few days. Next week a series of south-southwest pulses are expected to filter in starting June 20th.
Trade swell will bring choppy surf to northeast exposures.
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.