New Northerly Swells For Weekend

October 15, 2016, 1:06 AM HST · Updated October 14, 9:18 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.

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-2016-10-14-at-6-56-35-pmMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today. Overhead or more at the best winter magnets.

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

    South: Surf is waist high today or less.

    screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-6-56-29-pmA new shot of north-northwest swell is expected to show through the weekend. This swell is much smaller and more northerly than the last two. A new northerly swell is expected to fill in throughout the day on Sunday as well.

    A modest trade swell will continue for north and east exposures.

    A small to moderate south swell associated with a recent batch of gales over the Tasman Sea is expected to fade through the weekend.

    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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