Maui Surf

NW & Trade Swells Fading, WNW Builds Soon

October 24, 2016, 1:39 AM HST
* Updated October 23, 10:51 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all channels and windward waters.

High Surf Advisory in effect for east shores of Maui and Molokai through Monday at 6 a.m.

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-2016-10-23-at-9-31-38-pmMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist/chest high today. Shoulder high sets in the morning but easing. Up to head high for exposures catching the trade swell.

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West: Surf is knee/thigh high today. Spots catching the wrap will be bigger.

South: Surf is waist high today or less.

screen-shot-2016-10-23-at-9-31-32-pmNortherly swell is fading today. New west-northwest swell is expected to build Tuesday into Wednesday. Peaking with well overhead sets late Tuesday into early Wednesday. The swell fades late Wednesday through the end of the week.

Trade swell drops slightly today with waist/chest/head high waves for the best exposures. Conditions will be pretty blown out.

Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC with minimal southern hemisphere swell around waist high or less today.

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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