Surf Below Waist High Today, Picks up Tomorrow

August 10, 2017, 1:28 AM HST · Updated August 9, 11:17 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: In place 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.**

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    Maui Surf Forecast

    North: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today.

    West: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today. Some spots are flat.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today. Some spots are flat.

    Trade wind swell is still down for east facing shores. When winds pick back up Friday, the trade swell will also increase up to chest high for the best breaks. Keep in mind the conditions will be pretty messy with onshore winds.

    Minimal surf energy out of the South Pacific for most of the week. We expect to see a boost out of the south for the weekend with another boost of swell energy expected around the 15th. Another swell is possible around the 17th. Will keep an eye on development of this.

    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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