High Surf Warning Extended Through the dayFebruary 26, 2016, 1:31 AM HST · Updated February 25, 10:40 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Warning is posted for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Friday.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the west shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Friday.
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 a.m. Friday for all Maui County waters except Māʻalaea Bay.
**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: Most spots will completely washed out today. The big wave breaks are forecast to get up to 25 to 30+ foot faces with Pe’ahi bringing in 40+ foot waves.
West: Wrap from the northwest swell affecting some western shores today. Spots along the western coast will vary greatly in size based on the amount of exposure.
South: Wave heights are knee/thigh high. Spots with wrap could get up to waist high.
Our current large northwest swell is expected to hold pretty steady today and begin to slowly fade over the weekend.
Solid swells are expected to continue for our northern exposures through the first few days of March. The Big Island will be heavily shadowed but will still see wave heights climbing.
A very small southwest swell is expected to continue through Saturday before fading. A fun size bump could fill in around March 6 – 9 as well.
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.