Maui Surf

Warning Level Surf Building Today for Maui County

March 8, 2017, 7:43 AM HST
* Updated March 8, 7:49 AM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Windward waters of Maui County through 6 a.m. Thursday.

High Surf Warning: North and west Molokai and north shore of Maui through 6 a.m. Thursday.

Flash Flood Watch: Through late tonight. A disturbance will strengthen and pass over the islands later today and tonight. While isolated heavy showers could develop over all islands today, the main threat for heavy showers and thunderstorms will be along a band of moisture currently stalled near Maui and the Big Island. This band is expected to move north tonight and Thursday.

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

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**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

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North: Surf heights are head high to overhead today in the morning and fading from our old swell. The new swell brings head high to well overhead waves in the morning and builds to double to triple overhead by the afternoon. The best breaks could be even bigger than that by sunset.

West: Surf is ankle/knee high today. Spots catching the northwest will be bigger.

South: Surf is ankle/knee high today.

West-northwest swell is fading today. A reinforcing XL shot of northwest swell is expected to build rapidly on Wednesday afternoon. Peaking Thursday morning with 18 to 25 foot faces expected for the deep water breaks. This swell will start easing Thursday and through the weekend.

A small south-southwest is showing through Friday with a slightly bigger swell right on its heels for 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.  

**Click here for your detailed Maui County weather report.**

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