Fun SSW Builds Later 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 p.m. Friday. 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/thigh high waves are expected today at the standouts, otherwise breaks should be flat.
South: Knee/thigh high waves are expected today. Best breaks could get waist high on the sets.
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.