Advisory Level Swell To Build This Weekend
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 waist high or less expected today.
West: Waist high waves expected today, probably smaller. Spots blocked from this swell expected to be between ankle and knee high depending on the exposure.
South: Waist/chest high waves are expected today.
A small mix of southwest and south-southwest swells is expected to show Friday into Saturday. A strong storm that recently developed near 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.Tuesday afternoon the swell is expected to begin to ease and fade through the rest of the week.
A mix of northwest and north swells are lingering through the next few days. 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.