WNW Swell Easing Today, Reinforcement Expected

March 21, 2017, 1:52 AM HST · Updated March 20, 6:47 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Pailolo and Alenuihaha channels through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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 heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high to head high today and fading.

    West: Surf is pretty flat today along most westerly exposures. Spots catching the west-northwest will be bigger.

    South: Surf is pretty flat today along southern exposures.

    Our current west-northwest is slowly easing. A reinforcement is expected late Tuesday / early Wednesday, peaking late Wednesday / early Thursday and easing Friday into the weekend.

    Near the end of the month we could see an improvement in wave conditions for southern exposures.

    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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