SSW Peaks Today, Breezy Winds Expected
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6:00 p.m. Sunday. East winds up to 30 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 10 to 15 feet. 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 around chest/head high today. Best breaks go a bit bigger on the sets.
West: Spots catching the south-southwest could get up to waist/chest high waves today, bigger on the sets at the best spots. Spots not catching the swell are expected to be in the ankle to knee high range.
South: Waist/head high waves are expected today. The best breaks could see slightly bigger waves on the sets.
Our current south-southwest is expected to peak Saturday and ease early next week. Smaller surf is expected for spots shadowed by other islands. A small swell is expected for the second half of the week out of the southwest.
The new northwest swell is expected to hold through Saturday and fade through Sunday and 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.