Swells Expected for Weekend

June 25, 2016, 1:48 AM HST · Updated June 24, 6:55 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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    Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

    A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Saturday.

    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 2016-06-24 at 5.51.52 PMMaui Surf ForecastNorth: Wave heights are expected to be around waist/chest high for spots catching the trade swell. Sets could get up to shoulder high around Hana.

      West: Surf is waist high and occasionally chest high 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 waist high today with the best breaks getting up to chest high on the sets.

      Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 5.51.09 PMOur current south-southwest swell is slowly fading into the weekend. A new overlapping pair of southerly swells will fill in Sunday and peak Monday and Tuesday around chest high. These swells will fade from midweek through the weekend. We may get some small overlapping swells for the first week of July.

      Trade swell will bring choppy surf to northeast exposures Saturday with an easing trend on Sunday.

      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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