New Swells Expected Late This Weekend

April 18, 2015, 1:24 AM HST · Updated April 17, 10:36 PM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County channels  as well as  Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Sunday. East winds up to 30 knots and rough seas up to 15 feet are forecasted. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

**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 2015-04-17 at 10.01.44 PMMaui County Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be shoulder to head high today. The best breaks could see a few sets in the overhead range early in the day.

    West: Wave heights thigh to waist high at the breaks open to the northwest swell. Otherwise, pretty flat conditions are expected today for spots shadowed from the swells.

    South: Knee to waist high waves are expected today.

    Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 10.01.53 PMOur current northwest swell continues to slowly fade into the weekend.

    A reinforcing northwest is expected to move in Sunday into early next week.

    Small south-southwest reinforcement swell continues through Saturday. New south-southwest pulses expected over the weekend and into early next week.

    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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