Maui Surf

Chest High Surf on Maui as Swell Subsides

October 21, 2014, 7:14 AM HST
* Updated October 21, 7:22 AM
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Photo courtesy Lyle Krannichfeld. For more of Lyle's photography, visit: www.krannichfeld.com

Photo courtesy Lyle Krannichfeld. For more of Lyle’s photography, visit: www.krannichfeld.com

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley

The above average north-northwest swell should be back down to average levels today, gradually fading through midweek.

Today heights are expected to be chest high to overhead or higher at spots best exposed to the swell.

A moderate north-northwest swell (320 – 360°) is expected to start building through the day on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Some northwest swells from ANA are also possible late in the week.

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The swell generated by ANA continues to drop and a small SSW (200 – 190°) swell is expected to build in today offering heights in the knee to waist high range.

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Gales well southeast of New Zealand could also bring surf by the middle of next week.

Surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Keep in mind, heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.

***For Malika Dudley’s Full forecast and Daily Weather report, visit the following LINK.

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