NNW Fills in, Olaf Swell Expected Soon

October 20, 2015, 1:23 AM HST · Updated October 19, 5:32 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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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.**




    Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 4.53.42 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected knee/waist high today. Waves could get up to waist/shoulder high by sunset.

    West:  Wave heights waist/chest high are expected today. The best exposures could get up to 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 be a bit bigger on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 4.53.49 PMAnother shot of northwest is expected build through the day Tuesday and peak Wednesday night before easing late Thursday into Friday.

    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 into Friday.

    Tropical swell is now expected for the second half of this week generated by hurricane Olaf. Warning level surf could occur on east shores. 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.  

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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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