Large NW Swell Expected to Peak Today

October 12, 2016, 7:54 AM HST · Updated October 12, 7:55 AM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters typically windy channels and coastal waters.

A High Surf Advisory is posted from 6 p.m. this evening through 6 p.m. Thursday.

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

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**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-2016-10-11-at-9-27-31-pmMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be overhead to double overhead in the morning. Otherwise, bigger at the best winter magnets.

    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.

    screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-9-27-26-pmOverlapping northwest swells will keep the surf up along north and west facing shores through the remainder of the week and into the weekend due to a very active pattern across the northwest Pacific.The surf should trend down Friday through the upcoming weekend along north and west facing shores.

    A small to moderate south swell associated with a recent batch of gales over the Tasman Sea is expected to fill in later today through tonight and hold through Friday night before easing. The peak of this event will be through the day Thursday at levels that should remain below advisory criteria.

    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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