South Slowly Fading, New Swells Expected Soon

June 18, 2016, 12:50 AM HST · Updated June 18, 12:55 AM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

A High Surf Advisory is posted for all islands through 6 a.m. Saturday for east shores.

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

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 2016-06-17 at 4.51.21 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be around waist/chest/shoulder high to head high for spots catching the trade swell.

    West: Surf is knee/waist high and occasionally higher today out of the southwest. Spots from Kihei to around Olowalu/Lahaina will be smaller due to shadowing from the other islands.

    South: Surf is knee/waist high today with the best breaks getting a bit higher on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 4.51.16 PMOur current south will fade through the weekend. A very small southwest will filter in Sunday evening. Next week a series of south-southwest pulses are expected.

    Trade swell will bring choppy surf to northeast exposures.

    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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