SW Lingers, NW Swell Builds Later TodayDecember 29, 2016, 1:17 AM HST · Updated December 28, 9:46 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Gale Warning: All offshore waters.
Small Craft Advisory: All coastal waters and channels due to east winds 20 to 25 knots and east winds in Ma’alaea Bay. Posted through Friday at 6 p.m.
**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: Surf is shoulder/head high today with the best breaks getting overhead on the sets.
West: Surf is pretty flat today for most westerly exposures with bigger waves at the best exposures catching the northwest wrap.
South: Surf is expected to be pretty flat today for southern exposures.
Small south-southwest and south-southeast swells are showing over the next few days. Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC in the near future although a small south swell is forecast for the 31st and 1st with another little bump on the horizon for the 4th.
A new north-northwest swell is forecast to build late today. A north reinforcement is expected Sunday afternoon and will fade out through the early part of the week. A west-northwest is forecast to filter in Tuesday with another new northwest on its heels for Wednesday.
A trade wind swell will also continue showing today.
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.