High Surf Warning, Gale Warning PostedMarch 1, 2016, 1:45 AM HST · Updated February 29, 9:59 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. Wednesday.
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday for all Maui County waters and channels (except Māʻalaea Bay).
A Gale Warning is posted for all off shore waters until further notice.
**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: Well overhead surf is expected today. Many spots will be washed out. The best deep water breaks are forecast to reach 20 to 25 foot faces with occasional bigger sets.
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. Only ankle to knee high for shores with no exposure to the swell. Well overhead for spots that get the exposure.
South: Wave heights are waist high or less today.
A new northwest swell is expected to continue building into Tuesday. The peak is expected early Wednesday morning. Another round is on tap for the weekend.
A fun size bump could fill in around March 7 – 9 for southern exposures. Chest to head high sets are possible with this swell with sets rolling in slightly overhead at the best breaks.
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.