Modest North Swell for Today, More Pulses on Horizon

April 8, 2017, 1:33 AM HST · Updated April 7, 8:46 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā and Pailolo channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 a.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.**

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    Maui Surf Forecast

    North: Surf heights are expected to be waist/chest high today and dropping.

    West: Surf is pretty flat today. The best exposures could get up to knee/thigh high.

    South: Surf is pretty flat today. The best exposures could get up to knee/thigh high.

    Modest north swell hangs around into the weekend but dropping off slightly each day. Some possible better pulses are forecast for next week. A new northwest is forecast to begin building Monday, peaking late Tuesday before easing. A new northwest is forecast for Wednesday with a reinforcement also possible Friday.

    Our current south-southwest will keep knee/thigh high waves at the best exposures through the weekend. A new swell could fill in out of the southwest around the 14th.

    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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