Maui Surf

NW Swell Peaks Today, SSW Down to Leftovers

May 5, 2017, 1:17 AM HST
* Updated May 4, 8:47 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Maui County channels and Maalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Friday.

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 heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today. The best breaks could get up to head high on the sets, especially near the end of the day.

West: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist high and easing. The best breaks could still get some tummy high waves on the sets early in the day.

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South: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist high and easing. The best breaks could still get some tummy high waves on the sets early in the day.

Fresh northwest swell is forecast to peak today before easing over the weekend. A longer-period late season northwest swell is expected to fill in late Sunday, peak Monday and ease Wednesday. This scenario is still pending full development of the storm generating it. Stay tuned.

Our current south-southwest swell is down to leftovers as it continues to fade into the weekend. Pretty quiet out of the South Pacific until about May 12th when we could see a little bump from storms that are expected near New Zealand the next few days. Will keep an eye on it.

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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