Maui Surf

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Still Breaking This Morning

January 26, 2017, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated January 26, 8:11 AM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Warning: North and west facing shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through noon Thursday.

Small Craft Advisory: All waters and channels through 6 p.m. Thursday.

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.**

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Maui Surf Forecast

North: Surf is double to triple overhead today in the morning with 15 to 20 foot faces or more at deep water reef breaks like Pe’ahi “Jaws”… swell drops a notch by sunset.

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West: Surf is ankle/knee high today. Spots catching some of the west-northwest wrap will be bigger.

South: Surf is ankle/knee high today. The best spots catching the wrap could get bigger.

Our current west-northwest swell is forecast to continue easing Thursday but it won’t be long before another swell builds back in. Over the weekend, back-to-back large swells are expected with the first filling in Friday and peaking Saturday at advisory levels. The second swell is expected to be much larger, filling in late Sunday and peaking Sunday night into Monday at warning levels.

The front that is going to push down the island chain should create a northeast trade swell that could coincide with the peak of the second west-northwest swell.

Nothing significant expected out of the South Pacific any time soon.

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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