Advisory Level Swell for Maui & Molokai North Shores
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6 a.m. Thursday for northeast winds up to 30 knots and rough seas up to 12 feet.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north facing shores of Molokai and Maui through 6 a.m. Thursday. Surf along north facing shores is expected to build to 18 to 22 feet peaking Wednesday morning.
**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 double overhead and possibly even triple overhead at the best breaks open to the swell.
West: Wave heights knee high are expected today from the south-southwest. The best breaks catching the northwest wrap could get chest/head high waves, maybe even overhead on the sets.
South: Wave heights around knee high today.
Our current northwest swell is expected to continue to fill in and peak on Wednesday. This swell is once again bringing advisory level surf to exposed shores. An even larger northwest swell is possible for the next weekend, which could bring surf to warning levels.
Our current south-southwest is mainly leftovers today.
Trade swell continues but it’s bumpy and sloppy for most spots.
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.