New NW Swell Builds & Peaks TodayApril 12, 2016, 1:29 AM HST · Updated April 11, 10:42 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Advisory is in effect through 6 a.m. Wednesday for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui. This advisory could be extended if conditions warrant.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Wednesday for windward waters of Maui County and all channels.
**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 to be well overhead to double overhead. At the best breaks we could see possible bigger sets up to triple overhead.
West: Surf is pretty flat today for west shores that aren’t catching the northwest. Breaks catching the wrap could get up to well overhead or more on the sets.
South: Surf is ankle high today.
A solid northwest swell will build Tuesday and peak in the afternoon. The swell is expected to slowly ease Wednesday and Thursday. Another swell is expected around April 15th.
Not much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon. Minimal southerly swell is expected to trickle in over the next few days. Swell is possible around April 18th or so.
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.