Possible Advisory Level Surf for Weekend

October 9, 2015, 1:01 AM HST · Updated October 8, 9:09 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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    Maui Surf Forecast
    North: Wave heights are expected knee/waist high today at the best breaks. The best breaks could get sets up to belly/chest high from time to time.
    West: Wave heights waist/chest high are expected today with top breaks reaching shoulder high on the sets. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller.
    South: The south-southwest is expected to bring waist/chest high waves today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high on the sets.
    Oho swell is expected to fade out through the weekend.

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    Our current north-northwest is expected to fade Friday into the weekend. A moderate north northwest swell is expected to build late Saturday, peak Sunday and maintain through the middle of next week.

    Small, long period south and west swells will persist through the weekend. Surf along south facing shores will continue to be chest to head high through Friday, with possible advisory level face heights this weekend as the west swell get a reinforcement.

    East shores should remain small as light to moderate trade winds prevail. No small craft advisories are expected through the forecast period.

    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 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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