Maui Surf Report: SSW Peaks TodaySeptember 21, 2015, 1:51 AM HST · Updated September 20, 11:05 PM 0 Comments
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Monday. Increased trade wind speeds are expected. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
A Flash Flood Watch has been posted for Maui County through Monday afternoon. Abundant moisture upstream of the islands is expected to bring heavy rain. Periods of heavy rain and saturated soils from recent rainfall will increase the risk for flash flooding during this time. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
**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 today. The best breaks could be up to shoulder/head high on the sets. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller.
South: The south-southwest is expected to bring chest/head high waves today. The best breaks could get up to overhead occasionally on the sets.
Our reinforcing SSW swell is expected to peak Monday morning. Size is expected to slowly begin to fade starting Tuesday through the week. Small scale south-southwest swells are expected through the end of the month but nothing super noteable.
Trade winds will continue to generate short-period choppy surf at moderate levels along east facing shores through the weekend. Other than that, 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.