Olaf Generates Advisory Level SurfOctober 23, 2015, 1:48 AM HST · Updated October 22, 8:57 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the east facing shores of Maui through 6 p.m. Saturday as Olaf brings hazardous surf to these shorelines. Waves are expected to build to 8 to 12 foot faces.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the south facing of Maui and Molokai through 6 p.m. Saturday. Surf heights of 5 to 8 foot faces are expected.
**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 open to the northwest. Olaf swell is expected to build for east exposures, mainly for Hana area. Wave heights could get up to overhead or even double overhead on the sets.
West: Wave heights waist/head high are expected today. The best exposures could get up to overhead on the sets. 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 be a bit bigger on the sets.
Tropical swell is expected for east shores of Maui, generated by hurricane Olaf. A an advisory is in effect at this time with hazardous surf conditions expected through Saturday. The swell is expected to peak Thursday and Friday before fading over the weekend.
An advisory level south swell is on the rise Thursday for south facing shores of Maui and Molokai. The swell is expected to peak Friday/Saturday before slowly beginning a fading trend on Sunday.
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.