Swells Fading, More Surf Ahead
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6:00 p.m. Monday. East winds up to 25 knots are expected with rough seas up to 10 feet.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for south-facing shores. A slow-moving storm near New Zealand generated a south-southwest swell that continues to affect Hawaiian waters. Advisory level surf is expected through 6:00 a.m. Monday. Waves of 5-8 feet are expected with bigger sets at the best breaks exposed to the swell.
**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/waist high (largest on the Hana side). Otherwise, spots that don’t catch trade swell will be pretty flat.
West: Waist/belly high waves are expected today. Best breaks get up to chest high on the sets.
South: Waist/head high waves are expected today. Best breaks could get a bit bigger 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 the next few days in the knee to 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.