Swell Fading Today, Large XL Swell Builds

November 10, 2016, 1:28 AM HST · Updated November 9, 10:53 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north side of Maui through 6 a.m. Thursday. A High Surf Warning is expected to pop up for the next swell building this afternoon.

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-2016-11-09-at-10-11-52-pmMaui Surf Forecast

    North: One swell fades as another builds. Wave heights of overhead to double overhead  + through the morning, picking up to triple overhead + in the late afternoon and evening.

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

    South: Surf is ankle/knee high today.

    screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-10-11-42-pmOur current north-northwest swell is expected to continue fading over the next few days. Overlapping northwest / north swells are forecast to build Thursday, peak late Thursday and early Friday, then fade into the weekend. Another XL swell is expected Monday the 14th.

    Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC for the foreseeable future.

    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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