High Surf Warning, Gale Warning Posted

March 1, 2016, 1:45 AM HST · Updated February 29, 9:59 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

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

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday for all Maui County waters and channels (except Māʻalaea Bay).

A Gale Warning is posted for all off shore waters until further notice.


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 2016-02-29 at 9.22.42 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Well overhead surf is expected today. Many spots will be washed out. The best deep water breaks are forecast to reach 20 to 25 foot faces with occasional bigger sets.

    West: Wrap from the northwest swell affecting some western shores today. Spots along the western coast will vary greatly in size based on the amount of exposure. Only ankle to knee high for shores with no exposure to the swell. Well overhead for spots that get the exposure.

    South: Wave heights are waist high or less today.

    Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 9.22.49 PMA new northwest swell is expected to continue building into Tuesday. The peak is expected early Wednesday morning. Another round is on tap for the weekend.

    A fun size bump could fill in around March 7 – 9 for southern exposures. Chest to head high sets are possible with this swell with sets rolling in slightly overhead at the best breaks.

    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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