WNW Continues, Large WNW Builds Soon

January 17, 2017, 1:45 AM HST · Updated January 16, 10:36 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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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    Maui Surf Forecast

    North: Surf is chest/head high at the best breaks some reefs could get up to slightly overhead. Showing best for Ho’okipa eastward.

    West: Surf is pretty flat today for most westerly exposures with sets up to waist high from time to time at the best spots. Exposures with west-northwest wrap (and not blocked by our outer islands) will be bigger.

    South: Surf is pretty flat today for most westerly exposures with sets up to waist high from time to time at the best spots.

    Our current moderate west-northwest swell continues through Wednesday.

    Elevated west-northwest swell is slated to arrive Tuesday night through Wednesday. On Thursday, the swell starts easing. Warning level surf is expected with the WNW swell for most north and west facing shores of the smaller islands starting as early as Tuesday night. The swell is forecast to peak late Wednesday and drop a bit by Thursday night.

    Saturday and Saturday night a High Surf Advisory is forecast for east facing shores.

    A small southwest swell is forecast for the 22nd through the 24th.

    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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