Small SSW Mix, Trade Swell Builds Today

July 20, 2016, 1:25 AM HST · Updated July 19, 11:38 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our windier channels through 6 p.m. Thursday.

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 2016-07-19 at 10.55.04 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be around waist/chest high for spots catching the fading Celia generated swell.

    West: Surf is knee/waist high today with breaks blocked by other islands in the ankle/waist high range. The best breaks could get up to tummy/chest high on the sets.

    South: Surf is knee/waist high today. The best breaks could get up to chest high on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 10.54.59 PMOur current south-southwest swell is forecast to slowly fade Wednesday and Thursday with a small swell mixing in over that same time period. A new southerly swell is expected for around July 30th.

    Quiet in the North Pacific at this time.

    East swell from tropical system Celia is expected to quickly fade over the next few days. Trade swell will fill in through Thursday. Darby swell is expected to peak Friday before slowly fading through the weekend. Estelle should also generate swell. 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.  

    **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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