NW Swell Slowly Fades Today

March 31, 2016, 1:49 AM HST · Updated March 31, 5:17 AM
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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 a.m. Thursday. This warning could be downgraded to an advisory after 6 a.m.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for most Maui County waters through 6 a.m. Thursday. This advisory may be extended.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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    Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 9.14.31 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected 12 to 15 foot faces in the morning. The best breaks could get up 18 to 20 foot faces early in the day.

    West: Ankle/knee high surf is expected. Breaks catching the wrap could get up to 12 foot faces or more.

    South: Surf is knee/waist high today with best breaks possibly getting up to chest high.

    Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 9.14.38 PMA small long period south-southwest is expected to trend down through the end of the week. Nothing promising out of the SPAC anytime soon.

    Our current large northwest swell is forecast to slowly trend down Thursday. Models are showing another northwest swell around April 6th and again on the 8th. Will keep an eye on the progress.

    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.  

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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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