Small Trade Wind Swell Expected for East Facing Shores

August 4, 2017, 9:23 AM HST · Updated August 4, 9:26 AM
Nikki Schenfeld · 0 Comments

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Maui Surf Forecast


North: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/waist high today. As winds pick up in strength, spots catching the trade swell could get up to chest/shoulder high on the sets.

West: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today. Some spots will be flat.

South: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today. Some spots will be flat.


Just small trade wind swell is forecast along east facing shores. This should pick up some Friday and into the weekend as our winds pick up in speed.

A southwest pulse is forecast to move in this weekend, filling in late Friday into Saturday morning and easing Sunday with sets in the chest high range. Potential for the next swell isn’t until around the 12th of August.

As we track Typhoon Noru and Tropical Storm Nalgae, it looks like just traces of swell will make it to Hawaii.

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.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.


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