Maui Surf

Pre-Season NNW Swell Fills in Today, SSW Fades

August 19, 2016, 1:27 AM HST
* Updated August 18, 10:32 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our usual windy areas through 6 a.m. Saturday for east winds from 20 to 25 knots.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 6.09.26 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to be around waist/shoulder high today.

West: Surf is ankle/knee high today. Spots catching the south-southwest could get up to tummy/chest high on the sets at the best exposed breaks.

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South: Surf is around knee/waist high today with occasionally bigger sets up to tummy/chest high at the best spots.

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 6.09.20 PMOur current south-southwest swell is slowly fading through the weekend.

Trade swell will hold for the next few days with onshore conditions for windward sides.

Pre-season north-northwest swell is expected for Friday and Saturday.

Models are showing activity in the West Pacific so there is potential for swell energy out of that region in the 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.  

**Click here for your detailed Maui County weather report.**

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