New NW Energy Expected SoonMeteorologist Malika Dudley · October 17, 2016, 1:00 AM HST (Updated October 16, 2016, 11:06 PM) · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our usual windy coastal channels and waters through Tuesday at 6 a.m.
**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 chest/head high today. Overhead at the best winter magnets but dropping through the day.
West: Surf is waist high today or less. Wrap from the northwest will also increase wave heights for exposed breaks.
South: Surf is waist high today or less.
Mix of northwest swells are fading Monday through the middle of the week. Another round of northwest swell is forecast Thursday / Friday with some northeast energy due in shortly thereafter.
A modest trade swell will continue for north and east exposures.
Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC with minimal leftovers expected going into the new week.
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.