NW and SSW Swells Expected for WeekendApril 26, 2016, 1:01 AM HST · Updated April 25, 11:08 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
**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 about waist high through the day getting up to chest high by the end of the day.
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 chest high at the best exposures late in the day.
South: Surf is knee/waist high today, with chest/shoulder high waves at the best breaks on the sets.
Northwest builds later in the day. Another northwest pulse is possible for the weekend, building Saturday and easing Sunday. Another pulse is possible around May 3rd.
Small south-southwest swell is expected to continue this week up to waist high. A fun swell is possible for May 1st.
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.