NNW Tops Out, No Nora Swell Expected

October 14, 2015, 1:40 AM HST · Updated October 13, 10:02 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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    Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 5.18.57 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected shoulder high today. The best breaks could get sets up to overhead on the sets.

    West:  Wave heights thigh/waist high are expected today. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller. Northerly exposures get up to waist/chest/shoulder high.

    South: The south-southwest is expected to bring knee/waist high waves today.

    Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 5.19.02 PMNorth-northwest swell is expected to top out middle of the week before fading out. Smaller west surf generated by Choi-Wan continues to mix in for exposures open to the swell.

    Nora is forecast to bring advisory level east-southeast swell to the Big Island through Thursday but Maui County will be heavily shadowed from any swell generated from this tropical system.

    Our current south-southwest swell is expected to continue fading as a new small south-southwest fills in.

    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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