Maui Surf

Warning Level Surf Moves into Pe’ahi

January 16, 2016, 1:31 AM HST
* Updated January 15, 9:38 PM
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Image: Jimmie Hepp / Pe’ahi “Jaws” 1.15.15

Alerts

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

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

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 2016-01-15 at 7.48.31 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are strongest early in the day with 18 to 25 foot faces expected for exposed shores. Best breaks will still be running 30 feet or so with deepwater breaks even bigger than that.

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West: Wrap from a northwest swell will bring shoulder high to overhead surf for West Maui spots that have northern exposure. The best breaks could get up to a few feet overhead on the sets. Out of the south-southwest wave heights around knee/waist high in the morning building to chest/shoulder high in the afternoon.

South: Wave heights are knee/waist high today out of the southwest with shoulder high sets in the afternoon. Knee/waist high trade swell will filter in and some spots will catch some of the northwest swell wrap as well.

Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 7.48.40 PMOur current, very large, northwest swell is peaking into this morning. The swell is expected to shift a bit and begin to slowly ease through Saturday and Sunday. Waves will remain elevated through Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday into early Thursday another solid swell is due in.

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 into Monday.

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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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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