Hilda Swell Fades, High Surf Advisory Canceled
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6:00 p.m. Friday for winds up to 30 knots and rough seas up to 11 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
North: Wave heights of about chest/head high are expected today. Overhead waves could occur at the best breaks on the sets. Conditions are expected to be pretty messy.
West: Wave heights ankle/knee high are expected for spots open to the southwest swells. Spots shadowed by other islands will be nearly flat.
South: Wave heights knee/thigh/waist high are expected at the best breaks.
Hilda swell is expected to fade as the system continues to move away from the islands. A mix of tropical (Hilda) and trade swell is expected to affect east and southeast exposures. However, size will be down a notch from yesterday and continue to fade over the weekend.
No significant swells are on the horizon out of the SPAC. Small south-southeast swell will continue Friday into the weekend. A new storm is forming near New Zealand that should send us a decent swell late next week and into the weekend. Will keep an eye on it.
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.