WNW Fades, New NW BuildsMarch 18, 2015, 1:20 AM HST · Updated March 17, 11:31 PM 0 Comments
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
There are no ocean alerts posted at this time.
**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: Shoulder high to slightly overhead waves are expected today.
West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today. Spots catching the swell should be knee to waist high.
South: Ankle to thigh high waves are expected today. Otherwise, shores that don’t catch the swells will be pretty flat.
Our current west-northwest swell is on a downward trend.
Another bit of surf energy is expected to build out of the northwest Wednesday. A storm near the Aleutians is expected to help boost this swell, peaking Thursday and slowly fading Friday through the weekend.
Small leftovers expected for southerly exposures. Nothing much through the weekend. There is potential for a new south-southwest swell to build in Monday.
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.