Large NW Swell Affecting NW Exposures of Maui

October 13, 2016, 1:33 AM HST · Updated October 12, 10:39 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters typically windy channels and coastal waters.

A High Surf Advisory is posted from 6 p.m. this evening 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-2016-10-12-at-10-14-11-pmMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be overhead to well overhead. Up to double or triple overhead at the best winter magnets.

    West: Surf is knee/waist high today or less. Some wrap from the northwest will also increase wave heights for exposed breaks.

    South: Surf is knee/waist high today or less.

    screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-12-11-pmOverlapping northwest swells will keep the surf up along north and west facing shores through the remainder of the week and into the weekend due to a very active pattern across the northwest Pacific.The surf should trend down Friday through the upcoming weekend along north and west facing shores.

    A small to moderate south swell associated with a recent batch of gales over the Tasman Sea is expected to fill in Thursday and hold through Friday night before easing. The peak of this event will be through the day Thursday at levels that should remain below advisory criteria.

    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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