Swells Fading Today, Small Swells for Weekend

April 1, 2016, 1:56 AM HST · Updated March 31, 10:13 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 a.m. Friday. This advisory could be extended after 6 a.m.

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 2016-03-31 at 9.02.49 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected head high to slightly overhead. The best breaks could get up to a few feet overhead early in the day.

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

    South: Surf is knee/waist high today or less.

    Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 9.02.57 PMOur current long period south-southwest swell is expected to continue trending down. Sunday into Monday a small southwest swell is expected to filter in with occasional rideable waves for the best exposures. Not much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon.

    Our current large northwest swell will continue to slowly fade Friday. A small short period north swell is filtering in on Sunday. Models are also showing another northwest swell around April 6th. 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.  

    **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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