XL Swell Builds Today for Maui County

January 13, 2017, 1:19 AM HST · Updated January 12, 10:03 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

A High Surf Warning is posted for the north and west shores of Molokai and the north shore of Maui from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday.

Small Craft Advisory for all island waters through 6 a.m. Saturday.

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 overhead to double overhead surf is expected at the best breaks some reefs could get up to nearly triple overhead or more today by sunset. Pe’ahi is looking at 16 to 20 foot faces by dark.

    West: Surf is waist/chest high today for most westerly exposures. Exposures with northwest wrap will be bigger.

    South: Surf is waist/chest high today for most westerly exposures and fading through the day.

    Our current north-northeast swell is fading Friday. Our current northwest swell holds through Friday.

    A longer period XL west-northwest swell is expected to build Friday, peaks Friday night. Pe’ahi is expected to break on this swell.

    Our current south-southwest fades Friday and into the weekend.

    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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