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Winds Generate Swell, Surf Advisory Posted

Posted November 30, 2016, 01:12 AM HST
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Wind Advisory is up for areas of Maui County through 6 p.m. Wednesday with winds gusting into the 50’s again.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores until 6 p.m. Thursday.

A Gale Warning is posted through 6 a.m. Thursday for our windiest channels and waters.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all remaining Maui County waters through 6 a.m. Thursday.

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-2016-11-29-at-10-00-05-pmMaui Surf Forecast

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North: Waist/chest high surf is expected today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder/head high on the sets. Well overhead at spots catching the trade swell.

West: Surf is knee/waist high today with the best exposures getting up to chest high out of the south-southwest. Northwest Maui will catch some wrap at spots exposed to that direction.

South: Surf is knee/waist high today or more.

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-10-00-01-pmSmall northwest swell continues through Thursday but on a downward trend. A solid northwest is expected for December 2, building Thursday night.

East trade swell is expected to continue all week up to well overhead at the best breaks.

Our current south-southwest swell is expected to fade Wednesday through the rest of the work 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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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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