Swell Holds Today, Reinforcement Expected

January 1, 2016, 1:03 AM HST · Updated December 31, 6:24 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted for north and west facing shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Friday.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all channels (except Pailolo) and windward Maui County waters through 8 p.m. Friday for 10 to 15 foot seas.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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    Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 4.08.52 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: The best breaks could get up to overhead double overhead today.  On the sets triple overhead waves are possible at the best exposures. Trade swell brings waist/chest high waves.

    West: Wave heights are knee/waist high today out of the south-southwest. Exposures open to the west-northwest / northwest could get up to waist/shoulder high.

    South: Wave heights are knee/waist high today out of the south-southwest. Trade swell will be on the way down today.

    Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 4.08.58 PMA new west-northwest / northwest swell is expected to hold through Friday. Reinforcing swell is expected to fill in for the 2nd and 3rd out of the west-northwest / northwest with overhead / double overhead waves expected on the sets.

    Trade swell is expected to level off and hold through the weekend.

    Our current south-southwest brings small but rideable waves through Friday.

    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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