Fun New Southerly Swell Builds Later Today

July 7, 2016, 1:17 AM HST · Updated July 6, 9:28 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Friday for most Maui County channels.

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 2016-07-06 at 5.16.19 PMMaui Surf Forecast

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

    West: Surf is knee/waist high or less today and building to about head high by sunset.

    South: Surf is knee/waist high or less today and building to about head high by the end of the day.

    Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 5.16.12 PMSmall southerly swells are showing through Thursday but fading. Another round of swell will start to build later today and peak Friday into Saturday morning up to a couple feet overhead for the best breaks.

    Trade swell will bring surf to northeast exposures but onshore breeze will pick up quickly during the day to chop it up.

    Quiet in the North Pacific at this time. A possible swell may be generated in the Eastern Pacific later this weekend or early next week. If everything stays on track we could see some energy building around the 9th and 10th.

    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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