Surf Report, Harbor Surges Expected in Kahului

January 2, 2017, 1:00 AM HST · Updated January 1, 9:41 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

Marine Weather Statement: North swell could result in surges for north-facing harbors including Kahului.

Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā channel due to northeast winds of 25 knots. Posted through Monday at 6 a.m.

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.**



    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.

    Our current south-southwest swell is expected to linger Monday. A fun bump is on the horizon for the 3rd and 4th, then slowly fading through the rest of the work week.

    Our current mix of northeast and northwest swells will affect northwest exposures of Maui County today. This swell should drop a bit on Tuesday. A west-northwest is forecast to filter in Wednesday and peak in the afternoon and evening. The swell should hold into Thursday morning before slowly fading.

    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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