Trade Swell Your Best Bet for WavesJuly 5, 2016, 1:25 AM HST · Updated July 4, 9:41 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 a.m. Wednesday 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 waist/head high for spots catching the trade swell.
West: Surf is knee/waist high or less today out of the southwest. Spots from Kihei to around Olowalu/Lahaina will be smaller or even flat due to shadowing from the other islands.
South: Surf is knee/waist high or less today.
Small southerly swells are showing for the next few days. Looking farther out, we may see another round of swell starting around July 7th.
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. A possible swell may be generated in the Eastern Pacific later this weekend or early next week. If everything stays on track we could see some energy building around the 9th and 10th.
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.