Maui Surf

High Surf Advisory, Gale Warning in Place Today

November 22, 2016, 1:43 AM HST
* Updated November 21, 10:24 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Gale Warning is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels, as well as Māʻalaea Bay from 6 a.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all other Maui County waters through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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

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North: Waist/shoulder high surf is expected today. The best breaks could get up to slightly overhead on the sets at the best breaks.

West: Surf is basically flat today. Northwest Maui will be a bit bigger but not as big as direct exposures.

South: Surf is basically flat today.

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-6-40-30-pmA small mix of north-northeast and northwest swell is showing today. New northwest builds later in the day into Wednesday. Late Wednesday the swell will begin to fade and should be down to leftovers by Thursday. Trade swell is expected to stay elevated all week. In fact, a High Surf Advisory is posted for east shores through at least Wednesday.

Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC this week. A southwest swell is expected for the 27th to around the 29th.

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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