High Surf Advisory, New NW Swell Builds Today
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Wind Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Friday for east winds from 20 to 30 mph, gusting to 50 mph.
A Gale Warning is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels, as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Friday.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all other Maui County waters through 6 p.m. Friday.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores until 6 p.m. Saturday.
**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: Chest/head high surf is expected today in the morning. The best breaks could get up to overhead on the sets. By afternoon we could see waves a few feet overhead.
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.
Trade swell is expected to stay elevated all week. The next northwest will build Friday and Saturday and begin fading Saturday into Sunday. Models are showing more activity in the western Pacific for the rest of November and early December. Will keep an eye on the situation.
Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC this week. A southwest swell is expected to build Sunday.
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.