Advisory Level Swell Expected to Fill in SaturdayDecember 23, 2017, 1:10 AM HST · Updated December 22, 11:22 PM Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
Marine Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: For winds up to 25 knots. Posted through 6 p.m. Saturday.
**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: Wave heights are expected to be waist/head high with overhead surf building in the afternoon. The best exposures could get up to overhead by sunset.
West: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less today. Spots catching the northwest wrap will be bigger.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less today.
A large northwest swell is forecast for the weekend. North and west shores could get up to advisory levels starting late Saturday through Sunday. The swell is forecast to peak Saturday night and begin fading on Sunday.
Looking at the longer range, another large northwest swell is forecast to fill in late Tuesday and Wednesday bringing elevated surf to north and west shores which could possibly climb up to warning levels. Will also keep an eye on this developing situation.
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.