WNW Slightly Smaller, Messy Conditions
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
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Maui County Surf Forecast, Wednesday, December 24
North: Surf heights are expected overhead to double overhead today with 8 to 10 foot faces expected and possible plusses for spots east of Ho’okipa.
West: Spots open to the swells are expected to get waves shoulder to maybe head high. Otherwise, breaks that don’t catch the swells, and / or are shadowed from it, are forecasted to get smaller surf at ankle high or flat.
South: South-southwest continues to fade bringing ankle to knee high wave heights at the best breaks.
Our current west-northwest swell is slightly smaller Wednesday. Surf fades through the day and becomes messy as a front moves through. We will get some swell out of the north-northeast created by the frontal passage.
Another shot of surf energy out of the north-northwest is forecasted to combine with northeast wind swell on Christmas Day. A new northwest is forecasted for the weekend as well.
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.