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Trade Swell Builds Today for Maui County

Meteorologist Malika Dudley · August 11, 2017, 1:21 AM HST (Updated August 10, 2017, 10:04 PM) · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: In place through 6 p.m. Saturday.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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**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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    Maui Surf Forecast

    North: Surf heights are expected to build up to chest high for the best exposures today.

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

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

    When winds pick back up Friday, the trade swell will also increase up to shoulder high for the best breaks. Keep in mind the conditions will be pretty messy with onshore winds.

    Minimal surf energy out of the South Pacific through the end of the work week, then we expect to see a boost out of the south for the weekend with another boost of swell energy expected around the 15th. Another swell is possible around the 17th. Will keep an eye on development of this.

    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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    Meteorologist Malika Dudley
    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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