Warning Level Surf Expected for Weekend on Maui & Molokai

April 1, 2017, 1:58 AM HST · Updated March 31, 9:30 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

Small Craft Advisory: All island waters through 6 p.m. Saturday.

High Surf Warning: North and west shores of Molokai and north shore of Maui through 6 p.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 heights are expected to be double to triple overhead on the sets with bigger waves possible at Pe’ahi “Jaws” early in the day. Swell fading through the day.

    West: Surf is waist/head high today along most westerly exposures with overhead sets from time to time.

    South: Surf is waist/head high today along most westerly exposures with overhead sets from time to time. Some west-northwest is forecast to sneak into the Kihei area as well.

    Our current south-southwest swell continues through Saturday, fading Sunday through the first half of next week. The west-northwest could wrap into some southwest exposures as well.

    Our current large west-northwest swell has peaked at warning levels and will slowly fade Saturday and into early next week.

    A series of northwest swells are possible next week with only small south-southwest pulses forecast.

    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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