September 12, 2016 02:15pm
Orlene Still Too Far Out to Forecast Impacts to Hawaiʻi Weather
Small Craft Advisory issued again this morning until 6 pm tomorrow. Areas affected: Alenuihaha Channel;Big Island Leeward Waters;Big Island Southeast Waters;Maalaea Bay;Pailolo Channel
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**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, forecasted swell direction, height & period, tides, a surface map and expected wave heights.**
Maui County Surf Forecast
North: Surf heights are expected around the waist high range or less across the better northerly exposures, mostly less. Meanwhile, ENE tradeswell provides waves around knee-waist-chest high for the better east exposed spots of the island.
West: New small SSW-South swell moves in with surf heights around waist high or less across the better Southern Hemi exposures.
South: Select summer magnets pull in inconsistent waves up to belly-chest high for today. Much of SW Maui will be smaller or flat, especially Makena area through Olowalu.
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.