NW Swell Building TodayOctober 11, 2016, 1:52 AM HST · Updated October 10, 10:58 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our typically windy channels and coastal waters.
**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 chest/head high for most of the day with sets in the overhead range. Overhead sets from the new northwest swell are expected by sunset.
West: Surf is knee/waist high today or less. Some wrap from the northwest will also increase wave heights for exposed breaks.
South: Surf is knee/waist high today or less.
Minimal south-southwest energy this week. Nothing significant is expected, just a small southwest swell for around the 13th.
Our current northwest swell is gradually weakening with another northwest swell is expected to build late Tuesday into Wednesday. Size should be a notch smaller than the peak of our current swell. Additional northwest pulses are also on the radar later in the week and through the weekend.
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.