Small Craft Advisory Posted, SSW Fades
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Saturday. East winds up to 25 knots are expected along with rough seas of up to 12 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**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 knee/waist high are expected today as our SSW fades. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller.
South: The south-southwest is expected to bring knee/waist high waves today.
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.
Tropical Storm Malia is not expected to be a swell maker for the islands.
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.