NNW Continues, Christmas Swell ExpectedDecember 23, 2016, 1:53 AM HST · Updated December 22, 11:37 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: East winds 20 to 30 knots in our windier channels through 6 a.m. Friday.
**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: Head high surf is expected today at the best surf breaks. The best breaks will get up to a couple feet overhead on the sets. Ho’okipa eastward will see the biggest waves.
West: Surf is knee/thigh high 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 still showing today. This swell should ease through the holiday weekend. A new northwest swell could arrive in time for Christmas if the model projections are correct.
A trade wind swell will also continue showing today. Surf, however, is expected to stay below advisory level until maybe late in the upcoming weekend.
Very small south-southwest laps in Friday and into the weekend up to knee/thigh high. 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.