Trade Swell and SSW Boost Expected
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. Thursday. Northeast winds from 15 to 25 knots are expected with rough seas of 6 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 waist/shoulder high (largest on the Hana side). Otherwise, spots that don’t catch trade swell will be pretty flat.
West: Ankle/knee high waves are expected today at the standouts, otherwise breaks should be flat.
South: Ankle/knee high waves are expected today.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to slowly fade to leftovers by Wednesday. A fun swell is expected to reach us out of the South Pacific Thursday/Friday peaking over the weekend with a reinforcement right on its heels.
Out of the North Pacific conditions will be pretty flat with no significant swells on the horizon.
Trade swell it expected to pick up midweek through the end of the work week in the waist/chest high range.
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.