New NW Swell Peaks Today, New Swell Friday

April 12, 2017, 1:22 AM HST · Updated April 11, 11:07 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā and Pailolo channels and Māʻalaea Bay 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 chest/head high today with slightly overhead waves on the sets at the best breaks. Some spots could get up to a couple feet overhead in the afternoon.

    West: Surf is pretty flat today. Spots that catch the northwest wrap will be bigger.

    South: Surf is pretty flat today.

    A new northwest is forecast for Wednesday, peaking in the afternoon and easing Thursday and Friday. A reinforcement is expected to build late Thursday into Friday, peaking late Friday and holding through Saturday before easing Sunday. A new swell is possible for the 18th.

    A new swell is forecast to fill in out of the southwest around the 14th for the weekend. Another south-southwest is expected for the 19th to the 21st.

    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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