Maui Surf

Small Craft Advisory Posted, Weekend Surf Report

August 15, 2015, 1:14 AM HST
* Updated August 14, 11:25 PM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through noon Saturday for winds up to 25 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.**

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Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 11.04.35 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights of about waist/head high are expected today.

West:  Wave heights ankle/knee/thigh high are expected for spots open to the swells. Spots shadowed by other islands will be nearly flat.

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South:  Wave heights knee/thigh/waist high are expected at the best breaks.

Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 11.04.40 PMTrade 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.  

**Click here for your detailed Maui County weather report.**

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