South Slowly Fading, New Swells Expected SoonMeteorologist Malika Dudley · June 18, 2016, 12:50 AM HST (Updated June 18, 2016, 12:55 AM) · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Advisory is posted for all islands through 6 a.m. Saturday for east shores.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Sunday.
**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 knee/waist high and occasionally higher 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 knee/waist high today with the best breaks getting a bit higher on the sets.
Our current south will fade through the weekend. A very small southwest will filter in Sunday evening. Next week a series of south-southwest pulses are expected.
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.