Warning Level Swell Peaks This Morning for Maui

November 14, 2016, 1:36 AM HST · Updated November 13, 11:00 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

Image: Aaron Lynton / Pe'ahi "Jaws" 11.8.16

Image: Aaron Lynton / Pe’ahi “Jaws” 11.8.16

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

A High Surf Warning is posted for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Monday.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters through 6 p.m. Monday.

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-2016-11-13-at-9-35-02-pmMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights of double to triple overhead are expected today at the standout spots. Most normal breaks will be washed out. Outer reefs could get up to 20 to 25 foot faces early in the day.

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

    South: Surf is ankle/knee high today.

    screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-9-34-57-pmOur current northwest swell is peaking Monday morning for Maui and will begin to fade later in the day. spots from Ho’okipa westward will be blocked largely by Molokai. Another swell is expected for the 16th with possibly a reinforcement on the 18th.

    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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