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SSW Peaks, Celia Swell Builds Today

Posted July 15, 2016, 01:19 AM HST
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday for northeast to east winds from 20 to 25 knots.

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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Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 10.29.55 PMMaui Surf Forecast

North: Wave heights are expected to be around knee/waist/chest high for spots catching the trade swell & Blas/Celia generated mix.

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West: Surf is waist/shoulder high today with breaks blocked by other islands in the ankle/waist high range. The best breaks could get up to head high.

South: Surf is waist/shoulder high today. The best breaks could get up to head high on the sets.

Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 10.29.50 PMOur current south-southwest swell is forecast to peak Friday and hold through the weekend.

Quiet in the North Pacific at this time.

East swell from tropical system Celia will generate more swell. East swell is expected to build Friday into Saturday, peak late Saturday and hold through Sunday. Darby is also likely to generate swell for us the second half of next week around the 21st. Will keep an eye on the development and bring you details as they become clearer.

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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Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011.

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