NW Swell Slowly Fades TodayMarch 31, 2016, 1:49 AM HST · Updated March 31, 5:17 AM 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 a.m. Thursday. This warning could be downgraded to an advisory after 6 a.m.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for most Maui County waters through 6 a.m. Thursday. This advisory may be extended.
**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 expected 12 to 15 foot faces in the morning. The best breaks could get up 18 to 20 foot faces early in the day.
West: Ankle/knee high surf is expected. Breaks catching the wrap could get up to 12 foot faces or more.
South: Surf is knee/waist high today with best breaks possibly getting up to chest high.
A small long period south-southwest is expected to trend down through the end of the week. Nothing promising out of the SPAC anytime soon.
Our current large northwest swell is forecast to slowly trend down Thursday. Models are showing another northwest swell around April 6th and again on the 8th. Will keep an eye on the progress.
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.