Surf Fading, New Swells Expected Soon
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 knee/waist high are expected today.
West: Wave heights ankle/knee high are expected at the best breaks. Spots shadowed by other islands will be nearly flat.
South: Wave heights ankle/knee high are expected at the best breaks.
Trade swell is expected to fade a bit as trades weaken. Tropical system Molave is expected to produce a small/fun swell that should arrive late Monday through Wednesday. Maui will be partially shadowed from this swell however. Spots of from Hookipa eastward will be most exposed.
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 this 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.