High Surf Warning for Pe’ahi Size SwellJanuary 27, 2016, 1:29 AM HST · Updated January 26, 10:39 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Warning is in effect for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Thursday.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County coastal waters and most channels through 6 p.m. Thursday for high seas.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Maui Surf Forecast
North: Wave heights are double to triple overhead for the best exposed shores in the morning. Later in the day, 30 to 40 foot faces are expected with possible 50 foot sets from time to time.
West: Wrap from the west-northwest swell builds today especially for spots with northern exposure.
South: Wave heights are waist high or less today out of the south-southwest.
The current warning level west-northwest swell is expected to quickly build today and peak late in the day before slowly lowering Thursday and Friday.
There will also be a series of small, mainly background south swells through the week.
Easterly trade wind swells will remain rather low for the next several days.
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.