Early Season SSW Swell Peaks Today

March 8, 2016, 1:01 AM HST · Updated March 7, 10:15 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Hawaiian waters from 6 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Thursday.

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 2016-03-07 at 9.28.48 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Many spots are expected to run chest/overhead in the morning. Some spots may even get up to a couple feet overhead.

    West: Wrap from the west-northwest swell affecting some western shores today. Spots along the western coast will vary greatly in size based on the amount of exposure. Knee/shoulder high for shores with less exposure to the swell. Chest/overhead to maybe a couple feet overhead for spots that get the exposure.

    South: Wave heights are chest/head high today with the best breaks reaching overhead on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 9.28.52 PMOur current west-northwest swell is expected to continue fading into Tuesday. A smaller northwest swell is expected to fill in mid week before easing Friday and into the weekend.

    An early season bump is filling in expected to peak Tuesday before fading for southern exposures Wednesday through Friday. Another swell is on its heels for next weekend.

    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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