Maui Surf

Swells Lingering Today, Fading Saturday

December 30, 2016, 1:26 AM HST
* Updated December 29, 10:04 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: East shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 p.m. Friday.

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.

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

**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 head high to overhead today with the best breaks getting several feet 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 lingering 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.

Short period trade swell continues Friday.

Both northeast trade swell and northwest swell are forecast to ease on Saturday. 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.

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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