Maui Surf Report for Thursday 9/17

September 17, 2015, 1:22 AM HST · Updated September 17, 8:09 AM
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Here is the latest on beach closures in Maui County.

Alerts

The Tsunami Advisory has been dropped. The PTWC says tsunami wave heights across the state of Hawaii are now below advisory levels and are continuing to diminish. Based on all available data, the PTWC has cancelled the advisory.
 
Small sea level changes and strong or unusual currents may persist for several additional hours in some coastal areas and appropriate caution should be exercised by boaters and swimmers. 

 

**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 2015-09-16 at 10.35.36 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected waist/chest high today for spots catching the trade swell. Many spots will remain pretty flat.

    West:  Wave heights knee/waist high are expected today. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller.

    South: The south-southwest is expected to bring waist/chest high waves today. The best breaks could get bigger on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 10.35.43 PMOur current fun south-southwest continues to trend down today. A reinforcing swell is likely to begin to build late Thursday but size isn’t expected to show until early Friday. Another reinforcement is expected to overlap this swell moving in Sunday and peaking Monday.

    A small northwest is all but gone and there is 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.  

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

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