Maui Surf

Advisory Extended Yet Again Through the Day

May 17, 2017, 1:33 AM HST
* Updated May 16, 11:12 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Windward waters, ʻAlenuihāhā, Kaiwi and Pailolo channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

High Surf Advisory: Maui and Molokai east-facing shores through Wednesday afternoon.

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 chest/head high to overhead today with the best breaks getting a bit bigger than that but pretty sloppy.

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West: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/waist high today with the best breaks catching some chest/shoulder high sets.

South: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/waist high today with the best breaks catching some chest/shoulder high sets.

Small overlapping south to south-southwest swells are expected to continue through the middle of the week with the energy fading Thursday/Friday. We expect something fun to build Friday for the weekend. Long range models are showing we may get a good swell toward the end of the month. Will keep an eye on it.

East trade swell continues at advisory levels through Wednesday before easing. Modest northwest swell is forecast to build on the 18th, hold through Thursday and ease Friday. Later in the weekend, a larger northwest swell is expected to fill in through the day Sunday, peaking Sunday night into Monday, then easing early next week. This swell will gradually shift out of a more northerly direction and hold into midweek as it trends down.

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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