NW Fading, New Swells for Weekend

January 27, 2017, 1:54 AM HST · Updated January 26, 9:58 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

There are no marine alerts posted at this time.

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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.**




    Maui Surf Forecast

    North: Surf is head high to double overhead today in the morning with new swell filtering in by sunset.

    West: Surf is pretty flat today. Spots catching some of the west-northwest wrap will be bigger.

    South: Surf is pretty flat today. The best spots catching the wrap could get bigger.

    Our current west-northwest swell is forecast to continue easing today but it won’t be long before another swell builds back in. Over the weekend, back-to-back large swells are expected with the first filling in late Friday and peaking Saturday at advisory levels. The second swell is expected to be much larger, filling in late Sunday and peaking Sunday night into Monday at warning levels.

    The front that is going to push down the island chain should create a northeast trade swell that could coincide with the peak of the second west-northwest swell.

    Nothing significant expected out of the South Pacific any time soon.

    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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