Swells Fading Today, Surf Forecast

March 22, 2016, 1:37 AM HST · Updated March 21, 9:45 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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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 2016-03-21 at 8.33.51 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Many spots are expected to be waist/chest high today depending on the amount of exposure the spot is getting. The best breaks could get up to shoulder/head high.

    West: Ankle/knee high surf is expected. Wrap out of the northwest could bring wave heights up to shoulder high for exposed breaks.

    South: Wave heights are knee/waist high today.

    Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.33.57 PMA very small south-southwest is expected to fill in Tuesday and Wednesday. Nothing much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon.

    Our current mix of northerly swells will continue to fade today. A small west-northwest swell is expected Wednesday and Thursday before fading Friday. A small north-northwest is 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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