NNE, NW, Trade Swell Continues for Maui County

October 31, 2016, 1:25 AM HST · Updated October 30, 6:47 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 usual channels and waters through 6 p.m. Monday.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the east sides of Maui and Molokai through 6 p.m. Monday.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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    screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-6-17-49-pmMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be waist/head high waves today for north and east exposures.  Northwest exposures up to thigh/chest high.

    West: Surf is ankle/knee high today. Spots catching the wrap will be bigger.

    South: Surf is waist high today or less.

    screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-6-17-45-pmNorth-northeast and east-northeast trade swell combo expected today.

    Multiple pulses of swell energy out of the northwest are expected for this week. The first pulse is due to fill in Tuesday into Wednesday. A bigger swell is forecast to build Wednesday into Thursday with another pulse expected Friday and into the weekend.

    Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC with minimal southern hemisphere swell around waist high or less today.

    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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