Maui Surf

SSW Swell Slowly Fading Today

March 9, 2016, 1:59 AM HST
* Updated March 8, 9:05 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Hawaiian waters through 6 p.m. Thursday. The Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay are under a more urgent Gale Warning.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for north and west shores of Molokai and north shores of Maui through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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 2016-03-08 at 3.49.31 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Many spots are expected to run head/overhead today. Some spots may even get up to double overhead on the sets.

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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. Ankle/waist high for shores with less exposure to the swell. Head/overhead or more for spots that get the exposure.

South: Wave heights are chest/head high today with the best breaks reaching overhead on the sets.

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 3.49.38 PMOur early season south-southwest bump is expected to gradually fade for southwest exposures Wednesday through Friday. Another swell is on its heels for next weekend.

Small short to mid period  swell is expected for northwest exposures over the next few days. This energy will hang around Wednesday and Thursday before fading Friday. Another swell is possible this weekend.

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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