New NW & SSW Swells for Weekend
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6 p.m. Monday for east winds up to 25 knots and seas up to 13 feet.
A High Surf Advisory is in effect for the east facing shores of Maui and Molokai through Monday at 6 p.m. 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 to be head high to overhead or more. The best breaks could get up to double overhead on the sets. Trade swell continues for Hana area up to overhead to a few feet overhead.
West: Wave heights waist/head high are expected today out of the south-southwest. Some wrap from the north-northwest may occur as well. Spots shadowed by other islands will be pretty flat.
South: The south-southwest is expected to bring chest/shoudler/head high waves today. The best breaks could get up to a bit overhead.
Our current south-southwest trends down as a slightly bigger swell builds through the day Saturday and will show for the weekend with a reinforcement on tap late in the weekend into early next week.
A short-lived northwest swell is for the weekend, building Saturday evening and holding through Sunday morning before beginning to fade.
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.