SSW Peaks Father’s Day Weekend
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory is posted for south-facing shores. A slow-moving storm near New Zealand generated a south-southwest swell that will continue to build across Hawaiian waters today. Advisory level surf is expected through 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Waves of 6-8 feet are expected with bigger sets at the best breaks exposed to the swell. The swell is expected to continue to build today and peak overnight.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels, as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 a.m. Sunday. Northeast winds from 15 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 waist/chest high (largest on the Hana side). Otherwise, spots that don’t catch trade swell will be pretty flat.
West: Waist/chest high waves are expected today. Best breaks get up to head high or more on the sets.
South: Shoulder/head high waves are expected today. Best breaks could get up to a couple feet overhead on the sets during the best tides.
Out of the North Pacific conditions will be pretty flat with no significant swells on the horizon.
Trade swell it expected through Saturady in the waist/chest high range before slowly decreasing starting Sunday.
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.