NW Swell Builds Overnight, SW for WeekendMeteorologist Malika Dudley · December 1, 2016, 1:10 AM HST (Updated November 30, 2016, 10:32 PM) · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Wind Advisory is up for areas of Maui County through 6 p.m. Wednesday with winds gusting into the 50’s again.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores until 6 p.m. Thursday.
A Gale Warning is posted through 6 a.m. Thursday for our windiest channels and waters.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all remaining Maui County waters through 6 a.m. Thursday.
**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: Knee/chest high surf is expected today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high on the sets. Forerunners to the next swell could show up before sunset.
West: Surf is ankle/knee high today with the best exposures getting up to waist high out of the south-southwest. Northwest Maui will catch some wrap at spots exposed to that direction.
South: Surf is ankle/knee high today or more.
Small northwest swell continues through Thursday but on a downward trend. A solid northwest is expected for December 2, building late Thursday for Friday. Double overhead surf is expected for many breaks with this swell. The best exposures could be triple overhead with 15 foot faces or more. The swell begins to ease over the weekend.
East trade swell is expected to continue all week up to overhead at the best breaks.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to be down to leftovers through the rest of the work week. A small southwest is expected to build Sunday and Monday.
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.