Maui Surf

Advisory Level Surf Expected for Weekend

October 8, 2016, 1:15 AM HST
* Updated October 7, 9:25 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for our usual windy coastal waters.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north facing shores of Maui and Molokai and the west shore of Molokai through 6 p.m. Sunday.

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-2016-10-07-at-3-32-18-pmMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today in the morning and building to head high / overhead by the afternoon. By sunset the best breaks could be double overhead.

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West: Surf is knee/waist high today on the sets at the best breaks out of the south. Some wrap from the northwest will also increase wave heights for exposed breaks.

South: Surf is knee/waist high today on the sets at the best breaks.

screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-3-32-10-pmMinimal south-southwest energy this week. A very small southwest Tasman swell is expected the 13th to the 15th.

Back to back pulses out of the North Pacific are lining up this weekend and early next week. The first storm has developed in the northwest Pacific and is sending our first good size northerly swell for the winter season. Northwest swell builds through Saturday and peaks Sunday morning before fading later that day into Monday. Another swell is expected to build late Tuesday as well.

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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