Swell Energy Expected for the Weekend
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
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**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 knee/shoulder high expected today. The best breaks could get bigger on the sets.
West: About waist/chest/shoulder high waves are expected today. Head high sets are possible on the sets. Spots blocked from this swell will be pretty flat.
South: Waist/chest/shoulder high waves are expected today. The best breaks could get up to head high.
Our Tasman swell is expected to hold pretty steady through Saturday before fading Sunday. Another slightly larger swell is expected to fill in late on Saturday / through the day Sunday, which should keep wave heights steady. That swell is expected to peak early next week.
A new northwest swell is expected to fill in Saturday and peak Sunday into 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.