Swells fading on all shores in Maui County
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
Our current north swell (350-10°) has already peaked and should slowly fade through the day today, Sunday October 26, 2014. Chest to head high waves are expected early on dropping to about waist to chest high by the afternoon / evening. Just knee to waist high waves expected by Monday. Certain west side breaks that don’t catch a north will only get ankle-slappers today.
A series of small north swells is expected through Wednesday, with a slightly larger north swell expected to start building late Wednesday. Larger short period easterly swells area expected late in the week as trade winds strengthen.
Our small south-southwest (200-190°) swell has dropped down to trace amounts. Another small boost is expected by mid-week offering knee to waist high surf, possibly bigger at the best exposures. For the second half of the week surf goes quiet with not much on the horizon either.
If ANA continues on its current forecast track the remnants of ANA are expected to merge with a storm to our north. If that happens we may see some swell generated from “ANA” late Wednesday into Thursday. Otherwise, ANA is not looking to be a big swell producer, maybe pushing heights up to about waist high.
There are no advisories posted for surf at this time.
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.