High Surf Advisory Posted, New Swell Builds Late

January 9, 2016, 1:56 AM HST · Updated January 8, 11:06 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

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

**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 2016-01-08 at 8.11.15 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Double overhead surf is expected for the best spots today in the morning. New NW swell starts to filter in late in the day.

    West: Wrap from a northwest swell will bring waist/shoulder/head high surf to West Maui spots that have northern exposure in the morning. Out of the south-southwest just knee high waves expected.

    South: Wave heights are knee/waist high today out of the south-southwest.

    Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 8.11.20 PMAnother round of swell continues to fill in out of the west-northwest today with an XL northwest swell on its heels for Saturday night, peaking early Sunday morning before easing through the day Sunday and Monday.

    Trade swell is expected to remain pretty small through the weekend.

    Our current south-southwest lingers through the weekend with wave heights topping out in the knee high range.

    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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