NNW Swell Peaks Today for Maui CountyDecember 20, 2016, 1:31 AM HST · Updated December 19, 9:29 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: East winds 20 to 25 knots in our windier channels through 6 p.m. Wednesday.
**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 today in the morning and up to head high or overhead surf is expected in the afternoon. Ho’okipa eastward will see the biggest waves.
West: Surf is pretty flat today for most westerly exposures with slightly bigger waves at the best exposures catching the northwest wrap.
South: Surf is expected to be pretty flat today for southern exposures.
Our current NNW swell is forecast to peak Tuesday night and Wednesday, with highest surf near advisory levels along exposed N (and some W) facing shores. This swell should ease Friday through the weekend.
A trade wind swell will be building in the next couple of days. Surf, however, is expected to stay below advisory level until maybe late in the upcoming weekend.
Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC in the near 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.