New NW Swell Builds Later Today

October 20, 2016, 1:41 AM HST · Updated October 19, 10:46 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.**




    screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-9-30-11-pmMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best breaks could get up to chest high on the sets. New swell should start showing before dark.

    West: Surf is waist high today or less.

    South: Surf is waist high today or less.

    screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-9-30-04-pmAnother round of northwest swell is forecast to build late Thursday and peak Friday with occasional overhead sets. Some north-northwest energy is due in shortly thereafter for the weekend.

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

    Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC with minimal leftovers expected this week.

    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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