Swells Fading Today, New Swells Coming
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
There are no marine alerts posted at this time.
**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.
West: Wave heights ankle/knee/thigh high are expected for spots open to the swells. Spots shadowed by other islands will be nearly flat.
South: Wave heights ankle/knee high are expected at the best breaks.
No significant swells are on the horizon out of the SPAC. Energy out of the south continues to fade today. A storm near New Zealand is expected to send us a decent swell late next week and into the weekend.
Tropical systems in the West Pacific are expected to generate swell for the islands possibly starting next weekend (8/21). 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.