Trade Swell Holds, Small South Swell Fills in

August 14, 2017, 1:36 AM HST · Updated August 13, 3:57 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. Monday.

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. The best exposures could get up to shoulder high on the sets.

    West: Surf heights are expected to be knee/thigh high this morning and waist high by the afternoon. Spots that are shadowed will be flat.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be knee/thigh high this morning and waist high by the afternoon.

    Our current small south swell is expected to ease on Monday. A new south-southwest is forecast to fill in and build through Tuesday but only up to about waist high. Wednesday swell will slowly fade out. South-southeast swell is forecast for the second part of the work week and into the weekend… but pretty small. Nothing significant is forecast out of the South Pacific at this time.

    Trade swell is forecast to hang around through the work week as trade winds will stay at moderate to breezy levels through the week.

    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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