NW Swell Slowly Eases Today

April 13, 2016, 1:24 AM HST · Updated April 12, 11:32 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is in effect through 6 a.m. Wednesday for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui. This advisory could be extended if conditions warrant.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Wednesday for all Maui County coastal waters and channels.

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

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    Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 9.02.43 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be head high/overhead to double overhead at the best breaks on the sets.

    West: Surf is pretty flat today for west shores that aren’t catching the northwest. Breaks catching the wrap could get up to overhead or more on the sets.

    South: Surf is waist high or less today.

    Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 9.02.54 PMOur current northwest swell is expected to slowly ease Wednesday and Thursday. Another swell is expected around April 15th.

    Not much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon. Minimal southerly swell is expected to trickle in over the next few days. Swell is possible around April 18th or so.

    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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