NW Peaks Today, New SW Swell Expected Soon

April 18, 2017, 1:48 AM HST · Updated April 17, 10:10 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Windward waters and all channels through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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 head high today with the best breaks getting a couple feet overhead on the sets.

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

    South: Surf is ankle/knee high today.

    Minor south-southwest is expected Tuesday and Wednesday with a new south-southwest swell expected to fill in Wednesday and Thursday, peaking Thursday/Friday before fading. Yet another swell is forecast for around the 27th.

    A new northwest swell builds peaks today with a reinforcement expected to build in Wednesday. A storm developing off the Kamchatka peninsula is expected to send swell our way. If it develops as forecast, we expect northwest swell to fill in late Thursday into Friday, peaking Friday before fading Saturday. The Big Island will be heavily shadowed from this swell.

    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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