Maui Surf

SW Builds Today, NW Lingers

May 21, 2015, 1:45 AM HST
* Updated May 20, 11:57 PM
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Charley Young sunset / Image: Chris Archer

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

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Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 8.27.24 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights under waist high expected today. Trade swell fades to knee/waist/chest high range for Hana.

West: Today surf builds for our west exposures. About waist high early in the day with chest/shoulder high sets by sundown. Spots blocked from this swell will be pretty flat.

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South: Waist/chest high waves are expected today. The  best breaks could get up to shoulder high or more by sundown.

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 8.27.32 PMStorm activity in the Tasman Sea is expected to bring us a southwest swell today. The swell should build Thursday, peak Friday and and slowly ease over the weekend. Another slightly larger swell is possible on Saturday which should keep wave heights steady. That swell is expected to peak early next week.

Our current northwest pulse lingers today with another swell on it’s heels for the weekend. This new swell is expected to begin building on Friday.

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.  

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