SSW Swell Peaks Today for Maui CountyApril 22, 2016, 1:04 AM HST · Updated April 21, 10:27 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā and Pailolo channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 a.m. Sunday.
**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 overhead to double overhead today or more. The best breaks could get a bit larger from time to time.
West: Surf is ankle/knee high today for west shores that aren’t catching the northwest. Breaks catching the wrap are expected to be up to double overhead at the best exposures.
South: Surf is waist/shoulder high today, with head high waves at the best breaks on the sets.
Our current northwest swell is expected to slowly fade over the weekend. A possible swell could move in Wednesday the 27th and another on the 29th. Will keep an eye on it.
A new south-southwest peaks Friday up to at least waist/shoulder high. Another smaller south-southwest is expected for the weekend but not expected to increase wave heights over what the fading swell will already be providing.
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.