Small Swells Expected for Weekend

April 2, 2016, 1:37 AM HST · Updated April 1, 11:52 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for most channels from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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 2016-04-01 at 11.08.24 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected chest/shoulder high to about head high at the best breaks.

    West: Ankle high surf is expected. Breaks catching the wrap could get up to waist high or maybe head high on the sets.

    South: Surf is pretty flat today.

    Our 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.

    Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 11.08.31 PMOur current northwest swell will continue to trend down Saturday. A small short period north swell is filtering in on Sunday up to about chest high. 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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