Kenneth Swell Holds, New SSW for Weekend

August 24, 2017, 8:57 AM HST · Updated August 24, 9:05 AM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Friday with winds up to 25 knots.

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. Some spots could get up to shoulder/head high on the sets.

    West: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/waist high or less today. Many spots will be flat.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/waist high or less today.

    A small southwest is forecast to fill in for the weekend. That same storm system which generated this small swell is forecast to push some small south-southwest toward us around the 28th as well. A stronger storm could bring a better swell starting on the 31st. Will keep an eye on it.

    Trade swell is forecast to bring up to chest high waves for eastern exposures. Swell from tropical system, Kenneth, is forecast to hold through Thursday morning reinforcing the trade swell with the best spots getting up to shoulder/head high on the sets.

    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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