SSW Lingers, NW Swell Fading Today

April 25, 2016, 1:57 AM HST · Updated April 24, 10:03 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā and Pailolo channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 a.m. Monday.

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 2016-04-24 at 5.10.45 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be a chest high in the morning and fading through the day.

    West: Surf is ankle/knee high today for west shores that aren’t catching the northwest. Breaks catching the wrap are expected to be up to chest high at the best exposures.

    South: Surf is knee/waist high today, with chest high waves at the best breaks on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 5.10.52 PMNorthwest swell down to leftovers. Another northwest pulse is possible for the weekend, building Saturday and easing Sunday. Another pulse is possible around May 3rd.

    Our current south-southwest lingers into Monday. Another small south-southwest is expected mid week up to waist high. A fun swell is possible for April 30th.

    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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