High Surf Advisory Posted, Pe’ahi Swell Builds FridayJanuary 12, 2017, 7:37 AM HST · Updated January 12, 7:37 AM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. this evening.
**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 overhead to double overhead surf is expected at the best breaks some reefs could get up to nearly triple overhead today.
West: Surf is waist/chest high today for most westerly exposures. Exposures with northwest wrap will be bigger.
South: Surf is waist/chest high today for most westerly exposures.
Our current north-northeast swell is fading over Thursday and Friday with some northwest wrap mixing in. New northwest swell builds Thursday, peaks in the early afternoon and holds through Friday.
A longer period XL west-northwest swell is expected to build Friday, peaks Friday night. Pe’ahi is expected to break on this swell.
Our current south-southwest holds through Thursday and fades Friday and into the weekend.
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.