NW Swell Tops Out Today

March 19, 2015, 1:10 AM HST · Updated March 18, 11:23 PM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

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**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.**

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    Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 10.15.08 PMMaui County Surf Forecast

    North: Head high to slightly overhead waves are expected today.

    West: Pretty flat conditions are expected today. Spots catching the swell should be knee to shoulder high.

    South: Ankle to knee high waves are expected today. Otherwise, shores that don’t catch the swells will be pretty flat.

    Our current northwest swell generated by a storm near the Aleutians is expected to peak Thursday and slowly fade Friday through the weekend.

    Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 10.15.15 PMAnother northwest swell is expected for the weekend, fading through the first part of the week. Energy is also headed our way midweek, peaking late in the week.

    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.  

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

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