Overlapping Swells Fill in & Peak TodayJune 27, 2016, 1:52 AM HST · Updated June 26, 11:02 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Monday for most Maui County 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 around knee/chest high for spots catching the trade swell.
West: Surf is waist/shoulder high and occasionally head high today out of the southwest. Spots from Kihei to around Olowalu/Lahaina will be smaller due to shadowing from the other islands.
South: Surf is waist/shoulder high today with the best breaks getting up to head high on the sets.
A new overlapping pair of southerly swells are filling in and peaking Monday and Tuesday around chest high. These swells will fade from midweek through the weekend. We may get some small overlapping swells for the first week of July.
Trade swell will bring surf to northeast exposures but onshore breeze will pick up quickly during the day to chop it up.
Quiet in the North Pacific at this time with nothing of note generating swell energy for the foreseeable future.
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.