South Swells Continue, Short-Period North ExpectedApril 29, 2017, 1:33 AM HST · Updated April 28, 9:29 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Flood Watch: In effect through Sunday afternoon.
High Surf Advisory: South shores of Molokai, Lāna’i and Maui 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/head high today.
West: Surf heights are expected to be chest/head high waves. The best breaks could get up to slightly overhead on the sets.
South: Surf heights are expected to be chest/head high waves. The best breaks could get up to slightly overhead on the sets.
A short-period northwest swell is expected to bring choppy conditions associated with the stronger winds behind the front with a series of small, longer-period northwest swells expected for next week.
A series of long-period south swells are forecast into next week. A High Surf Advisory is posted for these areas through early Saturday morning and could be extended. A reinforcing south swell is forecast to fill in Monday and Tuesday, and keep surf borderline for advisory conditions.
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.