Kenneth to Bring Swell, Small SW for WeekendAugust 23, 2017, 1:39 AM HST · Updated August 22, 9:38 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Special Weather Statement: Coastal flooding associated with spring tides (King tides) is occurring and expected through mid-week. The greatest potential for flooding is during the peak daily tide.
Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Thursday with winds up to 25 knots.
**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/chest high today.
West: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/waist high or less today. Many spots will be flat.
South: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/waist high or less today.
A small southwest is forecast to fill in for the weekend. That same storm system which generated this small swell is forecast to push some small south-southwest toward us around the 28th as well. A stronger storm could bring a better swell starting on the 31st. Will keep an eye on it.
Trade swell is forecast to bring up to chest high waves for eastern exposures. Tropical system, Kenneth, is forecast to generate some swell for the islands starting late Wednesday and peaking Thursday/Friday up to about chest high. The best spots could get up to shoulder/head high.
Keep in mind the spring tides are causing coastal flooding in vulnerable low-lying areas.
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.