NNE & NW Swells Fill in Today for Maui

November 21, 2016, 1:02 AM HST · Updated November 20, 9:20 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 Maui County 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.**

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    screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-6-32-33-pmMaui Surf Forecast

    North: Waist/head high surf is expected today. The best breaks could get up to slightly overhead on the sets at the best 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-2016-11-20-at-6-32-28-pmA modest north-northeast and a small northwest swell are expected to fill in today. Overlapping northwest swells are expected for next week and through the end of the month. The Big Island will be heavily shadowed from these swells.

    Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC this week. A small southwest swell is expected for the 23rd to the 25th with ankle/knee high waves. A little bit bigger swell is expected for the 27th to around the 29th.

    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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