Weekend Surf: Warning & Advisory Surf Expected

October 24, 2015, 1:42 AM HST · Updated October 23, 9:58 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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A High Surf Warning is posted for the east facing shores of Maui through 6 p.m. Saturday as Olaf brings dangerous surf to these shorelines.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the south facing in Maui County through 6 p.m. Saturday. Surf heights of 5 to 8 foot faces are expected.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts.

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    Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 6.04.03 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected knee/waist high today for spots open to the northwest. Olaf swell is expected to impact east exposures with warning level surf in the overhead or even double overhead range on the sets.

    West:  Wave heights waist/head high are expected today. The best exposures could get up to overhead on the sets from time to time. 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. Spots catching wrap from Olaf could reach overhead from time to time.

    Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 6.04.11 PMTropical swell generated by hurricane Olaf continues to impact the east shores of the Big Island and Maui. A warning is in effect at this time with dangerous surf conditions expected through Saturday. The swell is expected to slowly begin to fade and shift over the weekend. An advisory may be warranted for Molokai as this occurs.

    An advisory level south-southwest swell continues to influence south facing shores. The swell is expected to peak Saturday before slowly beginning a fading trend on Sunday. Another smaller south swell is expected to fill in Monday.

    A larger NW swell is forecast to build Monday night and Tuesday with surf heights reaching advisory levels.

    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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