New North Swell Builds Today

March 9, 2015, 1:04 AM HST · Updated March 8, 9:13 PM

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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]


There are no weather alerts posted at this time for Maui County.

**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.**




    Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 8.19.07 PMMaui County Surf Forecast

    North: Overhead waves are expected today, bigger at the best breaks on the sets as northerly swell peaks.

    West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today. Exposures catching the swell could see waist to chest high waves, maybe bigger on the sets.

    South: Knee to thigh high waves are expected today. The best breaks could see waist high waves on the sets. Otherwise, shores that don’t catch the swells will be flat.

    A developing storm north of the state is expected to peak on Monday before slowly fading through the middle of the week.

    Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 8.19.12 PMA storm that just developed in the northwest Pacific could bring a solid swell around the 13th. Will keep an eye on it.

    Mix of energy out of the south will linger.  We may get some energy headed our way around the 13th thanks to a storm in the Tasman Sea.

    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.  

    **Click here for your detailed Maui County weather report.**


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