New Swell Builds Late Today

July 14, 2016, 1:00 AM HST · Updated July 13, 10:24 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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**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 2016-07-13 at 8.16.43 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be around knee/waist/chest high for spots catching the trade swell & Blas generate mix.

    West: Surf is ankle/knee high today with breaks blocked by other islands possibly even flat. By sunset, some spots may catch a chest high set or two.

    South: Surf is knee/waist high today. By the end of the day, the best breaks could get up to chest high on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 8.16.37 PMA new south-southwest swell is forecast to build in and peak late Thursday into Friday.

    Quiet in the North Pacific at this time.

    East swell from Blas continues but begins to fade today. Hurricane Celia will generate more swell. For now, east swell is expected to build Friday into Saturday and peak Sunday. Darby is also likely to generate swell for us. Will keep an eye on the development and bring you details as they become clearer.

    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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