Solid Swell Expected Late This Week
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.**
North: Overhead to a few feet overhead waves are expected today, bigger at the best breaks on the sets early in the day.
West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today. Exposures catching the swell could see waist to tummy high waves, maybe bigger on the sets early in the day.
South: Ankle to knee 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 strong storm over the Aleutians is expected to bring a large northwest to north-northwest swell building Thursday and peaking Friday afternoon. Deep wave breaks could get up to 18 foot faces on the sets.
Mix of energy out of the south will linger through Thursday. A slightly bigger swell is expected to build late Thursday and peak late Friday. This swell was generated by 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.