Trade Swell Picks up Through Work Week

July 27, 2016, 1:51 AM HST · Updated July 26, 9:06 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay for northeast to east winds up to 25 knots or more and seas of 5 to 8 feet.

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 2016-07-26 at 8.28.16 PMMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be around knee/waist/chest high.

    West: Surf is ankle/knee high today. The best breaks could get up to tummy/chest high on the sets out of the south-southwest.

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

    Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 8.28.08 PMOnly small southerly pulses are expected this week. A new southerly swell is expected for around July 31st and into the first week of August.

    Trade swell is expected to increase over the next couple of days with bigger conditions expected Thursday and Friday.

    Frank & Georgette are not likely to send significant swell to the Hawaiian Islands.

    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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