New NW Fills in Today, More Swells Ahead

December 24, 2015, 1:33 AM HST · Updated December 23, 9:47 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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    Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 4.29.15 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today. The best breaks could get up to head high.

    West: Wave heights are below waist high today. Northwest wrap up to knee/thigh high expected.

    South: Wave heights are below waist high today. Spots catching the trade swell could be up to overhead.

    Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 4.29.10 PMOur current small northwest swell is expected to be down to trace amounts Thursday. A slightly better swell is expected to fill in Thursday night into Friday. A new northwest swell is forecast to fill in Sunday morning and peak in the afternoon.

    A new south-southwest is expected to build this weekend and peak Sunday into Monday around waist/chest high.

    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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