High Surf Warning for Pe’ahi Size Swell

January 27, 2016, 1:29 AM HST · Updated January 26, 10:39 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Warning is in effect for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Thursday.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County coastal waters and most channels through 6 p.m. Thursday for high seas.

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 2016-01-26 at 9.25.28 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are double to triple overhead for the best exposed shores in the morning. Later in the day, 30 to 40 foot faces are expected with possible 50 foot sets from time to time.

    West: Wrap from the west-northwest swell builds today especially for spots with northern exposure.

    South: Wave heights are waist high or less today out of the south-southwest.

    Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 9.25.36 PMThe current warning level west-northwest swell is expected to quickly build today and peak late in the day before slowly lowering Thursday and Friday.

    There will also be a series of small, mainly background south swells through the week.

    Easterly trade wind swells will remain rather low for the next several days.

    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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