Small Southwest Peaks Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Northeast winds up to 25 knots are expected with rough seas up to 11 feet.
**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: Surf expected up to knee/thigh high (Hana side). Otherwise, just leftovers waist high or less.
West: Ankle to thigh high waves expected today.
South: Knee/waist high waves are expected today.
A new small southwest will build further and peak Tuesday in the waist high zone and then begin to fade. A new swell is also due in next weekend.
Even though Hurricane Andres has fizzled in the East Pacific, the swell it generated is still expected to continue to impact the islands but continues to ease through early this 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.