SSW Lingers, NNE Builds Overnight

October 2, 2015, 1:46 AM HST · Updated October 2, 6:00 AM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for most Maui County channels and Ma’alaea Bay through 6 p.m. Friday. East winds up to 25 knots and seas up to 12 feet are expected. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**



    Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 8.26.22 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected waist high today. Shadowed spots will be flat with most size showing for Hana around chest/shoulder high.

    West:  Wave heights knee/waist high are expected today with top breaks reaching chest high on the sets. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller.

    South: The south-southwest is expected to bring knee/waist high waves today. The best breaks could get up to chest high on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 8.26.32 PMOur current south-southwest swell is expected to linger. Meanwhile, models continue to show a couple of tropical systems flaring up to the southwest which could generate swell for the islands. Will keep an eye on it.

    East-northeast swell mix is expected through Friday. Solid shot of north-northeast expected to build overnight Friday and peak late Saturday into early Sunday.

    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.**


    Image: NOAA / NWS

    Image: NOAA / NWS

    Image: NOAA / NWS

    Image: NOAA / NWS

    Image: NOAA / NWS

    Image: NOAA / NWS

    Image: NOAA / NWS

    Image: NOAA / NWS

    Image: NOAA / NWS

    Image: NOAA / NWS

    Meteorologist Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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