Largest Swell of Season Peaks Early Tuesday
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A High Surf Warning is posted for north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the west side of Maui through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A Marine Weather Statement has been issued stating that a large north-northwest swell will bring open ocean swells to 15 feet or more. Harbors exposed to northwest and north swells may see moderate harbor surges and large breaking waves at harbor entrances.
**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 ease through the day with a peak early in the morning. Faces from 25 to 25 feet are expected at deepwater breaks like Pe’ahi.
West: Surf is ankle/waist high today. Spots catching the wrap will be bigger.
South: Surf is ankle/waist high today.
The largest swell of the winter season peaks early this morning. Through the day Tuesday the swell will begin to ease. Most “normal” breaks will be completely closing out. Overlapping northwest / north swells are forecast to build Thursday, peak late Thursday and fade from Friday into the weekend.
Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC for the foreseeable future.
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.