Maui Surf

Tropical Swell Builds From Several Directions

July 28, 2017, 8:36 AM HST
* Updated July 28, 8:43 AM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: East winds up to 25 knots from 6:00 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday.

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, mainly around Hāna.

West: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today.

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South: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today.

Trade wind swell is forecast to keep moderate choppy surf along east facing shores into early next week. Models are also showing east swells generated by East Pacific tropical cyclones Irwin and Hillary reaching the islands starting this weekend. It’s possible trade swell combined with tropical swell could get above advisory levels. Will keep an eye on it.

A small west swell generated by a typhoon in the West Pacific is expected to filter in later today into the weekend. Some west facing spots could see a small pulse. Niihau and Kauai are expected to block much of this energy from reaching west facing shores of the other islands.

A series of small southerly swells will bring small background surf for most south facing shores through the middle of next week.

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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