Maui Surf

Weekend Swells Expected

May 20, 2015, 1:14 AM HST
* Updated May 19, 10:24 PM
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Kāʻanapali / Image: Asa Ellison

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County channels (except the Kaiwi Channel) and Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. East winds up to 25 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 7 to 11 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.**

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Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 9.38.12 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights of about waist/chest high are expected today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high. Trade swell holds in the waist/head high range for Hana but messy.

West: Today surf is below waist high for our west exposures.

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South: Knee/waist high waves are expected today. The  best breaks could get a little bigger on the sets.

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 9.38.18 PMA small mix of southerly swells brings small waves through Wednesday. Storm activity in the Tasman Sea could bring us swell later this week, starting Thursday and into the weekend. Another slightly larger swell is possible on Saturday, peaking early next week.

A new northwest pulse fills in further today with another on it’s heels for the weekend.

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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