New NW Fills in, High Surf Advisory Posted

November 18, 2016, 1:24 AM HST · Updated November 17, 8:01 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

A High Surf Advisory is posted from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday for north facing shores of Maui and Molokai.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our usual windiest Maui County waters through 6 p.m. Sunday.

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-2016-11-17-at-6-43-29-pmMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are overhead and building to well overhead in the afternoon. The best breaks could get up to double to triple overhead on the sets with 18 to 20 foot faces for deepwater breaks.

    West: Surf is basically flat today. Northwest Maui will be a bit bigger but not as big as direct exposures.

    South: Surf is basically flat today.

    screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-6-43-22-pmOur current north-northwest swell is building into Friday morning and expected peak late Friday before fading out over the weekend. A north-northeast is forecast for the 20th to the 22nd.

    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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