Maui Surf

Current Swells Slowly Fading Today

January 12, 2016, 1:07 AM HST
* Updated January 11, 9:16 PM
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Image: John Patao / Pu’u Keka’a

Alerts

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

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Maui County windward waters and most channels through 6 a.m. Tuesday due to our large northwest swell. This advisory may be extended.

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 2016-01-11 at 7.17.40 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Overhead to double overhead surf is expected for the best spots today.

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West: Wrap from a northwest swell will bring waist high surf to West Maui spots that have northern exposure. Out of the southwest knee/waist/chest high waves expected from Pali.

South: Wave heights are knee/waist/chest high today out of the southwest thanks to Pali.

Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 7.17.45 PMOur current northwest swell has begun a slow fading trend but will keep surf elevated through midweek. A new northwest swell is expected to move in Thursday maintaining wave heights around a few feet overhead at the best breaks.

Trade swell is expected to remain pretty small at waist high or less.

Swell from tropical system Pali is expected to slowly continue fading through the week.

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.**

Image: NOAA / NWS

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