NNE Swell Fills in Later TodayMarch 16, 2016, 1:44 AM HST · Updated March 15, 10:07 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters through 6 a.m Thursday. This advisory may be extended if conditions persist.
**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: Many spots are expected to be knee/waist/chest high today. Some spots may get up to waist/chest/head high later in the day.
West: Ankle/knee high surf is expected. Building north-northeast swell will get up to waist/head high by the afternoon for exposed breaks.
South: Wave heights are knee/waist high today with the best breaks bringing in chest high waves on the sets.
Our current south-southwest bump is holding through Wednesday and will fade Thursday. A new swell is expected for Friday and into the weekend.
A short period north-northeast swell is expected to fill in late Wednesday into Thursday and peak late Thursday and Friday. The period is forecast to become longer from Friday into Saturday and the swell will shift. This swell energy should continue through the 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.