Maui Surf

High Surf Advisory Posted, New NW Building

January 6, 2016, 1:59 AM HST
* Updated January 5, 8:07 PM
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Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted for north and west facing shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all channels and windward Maui County waters through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 7.18.23 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Well overhead to double overhead surf is expected for the best spots today. More sheltered exposures will be smaller.

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West: Wrap from a northwest swell will bring head high to overhead surf to West Maui spots that have northern exposure. Out of the south-southwest just knee high waves expected.

South: Wave heights are knee/waist high today out of the south-southwest.

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 7.18.29 PMWest-northwest / northwest swell is expected to continue dropping out. Another round of northwest swell is expected to fill in and peak on Wednesday at double overhead or more. Size begins to ease late Thursday.

Trade swell is expected to remain pretty small through the week.

Our current south-southwest lingers through midweek with wave heights topping out in the thigh high range.

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.  

**Click here for your detailed Maui County weather report.**

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