SSW Swell Slowly Fading Through Work Week

June 13, 2016, 1:34 AM HST · Updated June 12, 10:59 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the south facing shores of all islands through 6 p.m. Monday.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for windward waters and all Maui County channels through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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 2016-06-12 at 9.06.52 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be around knee/waist high for spots catching the small northwest swell. Trade swell around Hana gets up to waist/chest high with sets up to shoulder high.

    West: Surf is chest/head high and up to overhead today out of the southwest with a decrease through the day. Spots from Kihei to around Olowalu will be much smaller due to shadowing from the other islands.

    South: Surf is chest/head high today with the best breaks getting overhead on the sets from time to time with a decrease through the day.

    Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 9.06.43 PMOur current south-southwest swell is expected to slowly decrease through the week. A reinforcement out of the south is expected to keep the swell from fading too quickly.

    A week northwest swell is expected to filter in. This swell energy will ease and drop out on Tuesday. Otherwise, quiet in the North Pacific at this time with nothing of note generating swell energy for the foreseeable future.

    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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