Trade Swell Expected to Peak Today
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: Trade swell magnets could get waist to chest high waves or more (Hana side). Sets could get shoulder high or bigger as the swell tops out. New northwest up to knee/thigh high.
West: Waist/chest high waves expected today.
South: Waist/head high waves are expected today.
Small and relatively short-period northwest swells are forecasted to continue throughout the week, with a slightly larger northwest expected next weekend.
Even though Hurricane Andres has fizzled in the East Pacific, the swell it generated is forecasted to persist into the weekend. The swell is forecast to peak Friday and hold through the weekend before easing through early next week.
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.