NNE Swell Fills in Later Today

March 16, 2016, 1:44 AM HST · Updated March 15, 10:07 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 island waters through 6 a.m Thursday. This advisory may be extended if conditions persist.

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.**

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    Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 8.46.40 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Many spots are expected to be knee/waist/chest high today. Some spots may get up to waist/chest/head high later in the day.

    West: Ankle/knee high surf is expected. Building north-northeast swell will get up to waist/head high by the afternoon for exposed breaks.

    South: Wave heights are knee/waist high today with the best breaks bringing in chest high waves on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 8.46.48 PMOur current south-southwest bump is holding through Wednesday and will fade Thursday. A new swell is expected for Friday and into the weekend.

    A short period north-northeast swell is expected to fill in late Wednesday into Thursday and peak late Thursday and Friday. The period is forecast to become longer from Friday into Saturday and the swell will shift. This swell energy should continue through the 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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