Building SSW Swell for Labor DaySeptember 5, 2016, 1:56 AM HST · Updated September 4, 11:03 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.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 knee/chest high today.
West: Surf is knee/waist/chest high today as south-southwest swell builds. Southwest Maui from Olowalu to Makena will be much smaller.
South: Surf is knee/waist/chest high today as south-southwest swell fills in.
Lionrock swell slowly dropping through the day today. Leftover easterly swell from Lester is also trending down through midweek.
Two long-period southerly swells will fill in through the early to mid-week period. The second swell may near advisory levels along the southern shores by Wednesday. Swells will be fading for the second half of the week.
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.