Weekend Surf: NNW Fades, Series of Swells on The Way
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service for north-facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi through 6 p.m. Sunday. Surf is expected from 10 to 14 foot faces.
Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
Maui County Surf Forecast, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7
North: North-northwest swell eases through the day. Surf heights overhead to well overhead in the morning. Double overhead sets are possible at the best breaks early in the morning. New swell builds late in the day.
West: Spots open to the swell are expected to get head high to overhead wave heights, early in the day before the swell begins to fade. Breaks that don’t catch the swell are forecasted to get smaller surf at ankle high or flat.
South: Many areas will remain flat today.
Our current north-northwest swell is expected to continue into Saturday. Surf expected from overhead to well overhead, maybe even bigger at the best exposures early in the day today. Swell will fade throughout the day.
A new north-northwest swell is expected to build late Saturday, peaking on Sunday morning.
A series of overlapping swells are expected next week as well. These swells are expected to be extra big.
Super small trace amounts of swell expected out of the SPAC. Not much to get excited about.
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.