SSW Holds, NNW Fades, New Swells Ahead

October 19, 2015, 1:43 AM HST · Updated October 18, 10:52 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 a.m. Monday for east winds up to 25 knots and seas up to 10 feet.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts.

**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 2015-10-18 at 8.10.26 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected thigh/tummy high today.

    West:  Wave heights waist/tummy high are expected today. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller.

    South: The south-southwest is expected to bring waist/shoulder high waves today. The best breaks could be a bit bigger on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2015-10-18 at 8.10.34 PMOur current north-northwest continues to fade Monday. Another shot of northwest is expected build through the day Tuesday and peak Wednesday afternoon.

    Our current south-southwest swell is expected to continue through Tuesday before an easing trend takes hold Wednesday. New swell out of the southern hemisphere is expected Thursday.

    Tropical swell is possible for the second half of this week. Will keep an eye on it.

    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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