New WNW Swell Builds Today

May 4, 2016, 1:29 AM HST · Updated May 3, 9:41 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, Kaiwi & Pailolo channels, as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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 2016-05-03 at 9.15.26 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be about knee/waist in the morning and chest/shoulder high by sunset.

    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 waist/chest high at the best exposures.

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

    Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 9.15.32 PMA new dose of west-northwest is expected to fill in today and peak on Thursday at about chest/head high with some plusses. More swell energy is expected for the weekend.

    Our current mix of south-southeast and south-southwest swells is expected to continue easing. Another swell is expected to build for the weekend with similar size to our current swell.

    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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