Warning Level Surf Continues for Maui County

October 30, 2015, 1:25 AM HST · Updated October 29, 8:44 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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A High Surf Warning is posted for north and west facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 p.m. Friday. Wave heights are expected to build to 18 to 25 foot faces along north shores. The west shores are forecast to rise to 15 to 20 feet.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County channels and waters through 6 p.m. Friday. Hazardous seas up to about 11 feet are expected.

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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 2015-10-29 at 6.00.05 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be well overhead to double overhead today with the best breaks pushing triple overhead on the sets.

    West:  Wave heights knee/waist/chest high are expected today. The best exposures could get up to shoulder high on the sets from time to time. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller. Some west-northwest will fill in for breaks open to the swell.

    South: The south-southwest is expected to bring knee/waist/chest high waves today. The best breaks could be a bit bigger from time to time.

    Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 6.00.14 PMOur current more west-northwest swell (295° to 315°) is expected to build and peak Friday afternoon into early Saturday. This swell is expected to ease over the weekend.

    A south-southwest keeps wave heights around knee/waist/chest high range Friday but is down to leftovers by the end of the weekend.

    Next week another pulse of south-southwest is expected. 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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