New SW Expected, Trade Swell Fading

August 26, 2017, 1:37 AM HST · Updated August 25, 11:13 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Saturday 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 knee/waist/chest high today. Sunday, waves will be down a notch as surf declines.

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

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

    A small southwest is forecast to fill in for the weekend up to knee/waist high. 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 is expected to bring us a larger south swell late Wednesday.

    Trade swell is forecast to bring up to chest high waves for eastern exposures. Swell from tropical system, Kenneth, is reinforcing the trade swell but this energy is expected to ease into the weekend.

    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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