New Swells Expected Late This WeekendApril 18, 2015, 1:24 AM HST · Updated April 17, 10:36 PM 0 Comments
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.**
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.
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.