Solid NW Swell Expected to Build Late

April 19, 2016, 1:25 AM HST · Updated April 18, 10:34 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 Maui County channels through 6 p.m. Tuesday and could be extended if conditions persist.

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.**




    Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 8.14.10 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be waist/head today.

    West: Surf is pretty flat today for west shores that aren’t catching the northwest. Breaks catching the wrap are expected to be up to waist/head high.

    South: Surf is waist high or less today.

    Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 8.14.15 PMOur current northwest swell is expected to continue slowly fading. Late tomorrow the first signs of a new round of swell could begin to build. The swell is expected to peak Wednesday afternoon/evening at double overhead or more at the best exposures. The swell is expected to slowly fade Thursday and Friday.

    Minimal southerly swells will trickle in over the next few days. The next swell is expected to build in Thursday and peak Friday.

    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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