High Surf Advisory Extended to Noon

December 31, 2016, 1:19 AM HST · Updated December 30, 6:05 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 noon Saturday.

Small Craft Advisory: All coastal waters and channels due to northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Posted through Saturday at 7 p.m.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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    Maui Surf Forecast

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

    West: Surf is pretty ankle/waist high 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 fading bringing just ankle/waist high waves. 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 a fun bump on the horizon for the 3rd and 4th and slowly fading through the rest of the work week.

    Northeast trade swell showing as the north-northwest swell slowly eases.

    A north reinforcement is expected Sunday afternoon and will fade out through the early part of the week. A west-northwest is forecast to filter in Tuesday with another new northwest on its heels for Wednesday.

    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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