SSE Peaks, NW Swell Fading Today

May 31, 2016, 1:49 AM HST · Updated May 30, 9:59 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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    Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 8.49.28 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today in the morning and easing through the day.

    West: Surf is pretty flat today for west shores. Exposures catching the northwest will get up to knee/waist high with standouts reaching chest high on the sets.

    South: Surf is knee/waist high today with the best breaks reaching chest high from time to time.

    Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 8.49.36 PMSouth-southeast swell peaks today and begins an easing trend. Another southwest swell is expected to fill in Wednesday and reinforce wave heights for some exposures.

    A northwest swell is expected to slowly continue fading. A new very small northwest swell is expected to fill in June 2nd/3rd.

    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.  

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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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