Surf Remains Elevated as South Fades
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
There are no weather alerts posted at this time.
**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 a little larger on the sets.
West: Waist/chest/shoulder high waves expected today. Head high sets are possible. Spots blocked from this swell expected to be between ankle and waist high depending on the exposure.
South: Chest/head high waves are expected today. The best breaks could get up to slightly overhead on the sets.
The current south swell slowly subsides through Thursday. Latest models indicate that a storm now brewing east of New Zealand is producing a swell that is expected to reach us Saturday night, peaking on Monday, with surf likely reaching advisory levels for south facing shores.
A mix of northwest and north-northeast swells are fading today. A small reinforcement is expected Thursday/Friday. Possibly another swell on tap for Sunday/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.