NW Peaks Today, New SW Swell Expected SoonApril 18, 2017, 1:48 AM HST · Updated April 17, 10:10 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: Windward waters and all channels through 6 a.m. Tuesday.
**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 head high today with the best breaks getting a couple feet overhead on the sets.
West: Surf is ankle/knee high today. Spots catching the northwest wrap will be bigger.
South: Surf is ankle/knee high today.
Minor south-southwest is expected Tuesday and Wednesday with a new south-southwest swell expected to fill in Wednesday and Thursday, peaking Thursday/Friday before fading. Yet another swell is forecast for around the 27th.
A new northwest swell builds peaks today with a reinforcement expected to build in Wednesday. A storm developing off the Kamchatka peninsula is expected to send swell our way. If it develops as forecast, we expect northwest swell to fill in late Thursday into Friday, peaking Friday before fading Saturday. The Big Island will be heavily shadowed from this swell.
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.