Small SW Swell, New NW Expected Today

December 27, 2016, 1:02 AM HST · Updated December 26, 9:17 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: East shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Gale Warning: Pailolo and Alenuihaha channels through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Small Craft Advisory: All remaining coastal waters due to east winds 20 to 30 knots and north winds in Ma’alaea Bay. Posted through Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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**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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    Maui Surf Forecast

    North: Surf is shoulder/head high today with the best breaks getting a few feet overhead on the sets.

    West: Surf is pretty flat today for most westerly exposures with bigger waves at the best exposures catching the northwest wrap.

    South: Surf is expected to be pretty flat today for southern exposures.

    Small south-southwest fills in Tuesday and Wednesday. Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC in the near future although a small south swell is forecast for the 31st and 1st with another little bump on the horizon for the 4th.

    Our next northwest swell is forecast to build Tuesday and peak late in the day. Wednesday the swell will begin to fade. This swell is not expected to be quite as big as our Christmas swell.

    A trade wind swell will also continue showing 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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