New SSW Fills in Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
There are no marine 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 thigh high or less expected today. Trade swell magnets could get waist to chest high waves or more (Hana side).
West: Waist/head high waves expected today.
South: Chest/shoulder high waves are expected today.
Our current south-southwest gradually fades over the rest of the week.
Small and relatively short-period northwest swells are forecasted to continue throughout the week, with a slightly larger northwest expected next weekend.
Hurricane Andres in the far East Pacific has generated a long period east swell that is forecasted to persist into next weekend. Initial swells are expected to be small, but the swell is forecast to grow to the point that an advisory may be needed for east facing shores before next 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.