High Surf Advisory Still Posted Today

March 21, 2016, 1:16 AM HST · Updated March 20, 10:25 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted through noon Monday for elevated surf along north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters through 6 a.m Monday and could be extended if conditions persist.

A Marine Weather Statement has been issued by the National Weather Service for moderate surges and breaking waves at harbor entrances. Areas that will potentially be impacted are Maliko Boat Ramp and Kahului Harbor.

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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.**

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    Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 8.35.24 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Many spots are expected to be overhead to double overhead today depending on the amount of exposure the spot is getting.

    West: Ankle/knee high surf is expected. A mix of northwest swells will be up to overhead or more for exposed breaks.

    South: Wave heights are thigh high or less today.

    Today we have a mix of south-southwest swells, one is fading and one is building. Tuesday swell size will hold before trending down. Nothing much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon.

    Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 8.35.28 PMOld north swell is expected to fade today with the energy dropping further through the afternoon and Tuesday. A small west-southwest swell is expected Wednesday and Thursday with a small north-northwest possible for Friday into 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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