Small Swells Expected This Weekend
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, pretty flat.
West: Small surf today, below waist high or flat at most spots.
South: Knee/waist high waves are expected today.
A new small northwest is expected to build Friday but not expected to get bigger than waist high. No significant swells on the horizon.
A long-period easterly bump in the swell may arrive by midweek, possibly from former hurricane Blanca. However, hurricane swell from that distance can be notoriously tough to predict.
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.