Swells Fading Today, New NW Builds Late

January 13, 2016, 1:04 AM HST · Updated January 12, 9:18 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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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 2016-01-12 at 8.15.49 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Shoulder/head high to overhead surf is expected today. The best breaks could get up to a few feet overhead on the sets.

    West: Wrap from a northwest swell will bring knee/waist/chest high surf to West Maui spots that have northern exposure. Out of the southwest knee/waist high waves expected from Pali.

    South: Wave heights are knee/waist high today out of the southwest thanks to Pali.

    Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 8.15.56 PMOur current northwest swell will continue a slow fading trend. A new northwest swell is expected to move in late Thursday maintaining wave heights around a few feet overhead at the best breaks.

    Trade swell is expected to remain pretty small at waist high or less.

    Swell from tropical system Pali is expected to slowly continue fading through the week.

    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.  

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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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