High Surf Warning Posted, Blustery Conditions Today

January 30, 2017, 1:21 AM HST · Updated January 30, 8:42 AM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Warning: North and west shores of Molokai and north shore of Maui through 6 p.m. Monday.

Small Craft Advisory: All waters and channels through 6 p.m. Monday.

Wind Advisory: Posted through 6 p.m. Monday for north to northeast winds from 20 to 35 mph, gusting to 55 mph. The strongest winds will be in the lee of mountain areas, across much of Lāna’i and Kaho’olawe and through the central valley of Maui.

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    Maui Surf Forecast

    North: Most spots are completely washed out today. Deep water breaks will get upwards of 20 foot faces in the middle of the day and into the afternoon. Pe’ahi could be even bigger than that. Blustery conditions are forecast with very strong north to northeast winds expected.

    West: Surf is ankle/knee high today. Spots catching some of the west-northwest wrap will be bigger.

    South: Surf is ankle/knee high today. The best spots catching the wrap could get bigger.

    Our current swell is slowly easing but still keeping wave heights elevated. A new northwest pulse is expected to peak on Monday and ease Tuesday through the second half of the work week.

    The North Pacific is looking to remain quite active further out with another swell forecast for the 2nd and more pulses right on the heels of that.

    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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