Trade Swell Holds, SSW Begins to FadeSeptember 16, 2015, 1:01 AM HST · Updated September 15, 11:23 PM 0 Comments
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels and Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Wednesday for east winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 11 feet.
**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 are expected waist/chest high today for spots catching the trade swell. Many spots will remain pretty flat.
West: Wave heights waist/chest high are expected early in the day today. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller. Trending down through the day.
South: The south-southwest is expected to bring waist/shoulder high waves early in the day today. The best breaks could get head high on the sets. Trending down through the day.
A small northwest is expected to hold through today. Otherwise, nothing of note out of the NPAC.
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.