Maui Surf

NW Builds Late Today, Pe’ahi Swell for Weekend

January 14, 2016, 1:32 AM HST
* Updated January 13, 8:48 PM
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A High Surf Advisory is posted for north shores of Molokai and Maui through 6 a.m. Friday for rising surf.

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 2016-01-13 at 7.47.33 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Chest/head high to overhead surf is expected today. New northwest begins to show late in the day with larger waves possibly by sunset.

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

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

Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 7.47.40 PMOur current northwest swell will continue a slow fading trend. A new northwest swell is expected to build late Thursday maintaining wave heights around chest high to a few feet overhead at the best breaks.

Swell is expected to peak Friday afternoon and hold steady through Saturday morning at 4 to 5 times overhead at well exposed spots. The best north exposure breaks could get up to 5 to 6 times overhead and even bigger for our best deep water breaks.

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

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

A new south-southwest swell is expected for the weekend with waist/head high waves, peaking 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.  

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

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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