Small SSW Mix, Trade Swell Builds TodayJuly 20, 2016, 1:25 AM HST · Updated July 19, 11:38 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our windier channels through 6 p.m. Thursday.
**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/chest high for spots catching the fading Celia generated swell.
West: Surf is knee/waist high today with breaks blocked by other islands in the ankle/waist high range. The best breaks could get up to tummy/chest high on the sets.
South: Surf is knee/waist high today. The best breaks could get up to chest high on the sets.
Our current south-southwest swell is forecast to slowly fade Wednesday and Thursday with a small swell mixing in over that same time period. A new southerly swell is expected for around July 30th.
Quiet in the North Pacific at this time.
East swell from tropical system Celia is expected to quickly fade over the next few days. Trade swell will fill in through Thursday. Darby swell is expected to peak Friday before slowly fading through the weekend. Estelle should also generate swell. Will keep an eye on the development and bring you details as they become clearer.
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.