Modest North Swell for Today, More Pulses on HorizonApril 8, 2017, 1:33 AM HST · Updated April 7, 8:46 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā and Pailolo channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 a.m. Saturday.
**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 heights are expected to be waist/chest high today and dropping.
West: Surf is pretty flat today. The best exposures could get up to knee/thigh high.
South: Surf is pretty flat today. The best exposures could get up to knee/thigh high.
Modest north swell hangs around into the weekend but dropping off slightly each day. Some possible better pulses are forecast for next week. A new northwest is forecast to begin building Monday, peaking late Tuesday before easing. A new northwest is forecast for Wednesday with a reinforcement also possible Friday.
Our current south-southwest will keep knee/thigh high waves at the best exposures through the weekend. A new swell could fill in out of the southwest around the 14th.
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.