Advisory Level Swell + King Tides This Holiday Weekend

September 2, 2017, 11:09 AM HST · Updated September 4, 10:10 AM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Saturday for all south shores.

Special Weather Statement: Coastal flooding associated with king tides is possible over Labor Day weekend. The greatest potential is in the afternoon hours when the highest tides are expected. This coupled with an elevated south swell could compound the problem.

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.**



    Maui Surf Forecast

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

    West: Surf heights are expected to be chest/head high today. The best breaks could get up to overhead on the sets.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be chest/head high today. The best breaks could get up to overhead on the sets.

    Our current south swell is forecast to keep wave heights above advisory levels for southern facing shores. Surf is expected to slowly trend down on Saturday.

    Out of the north Pacific, Tropical Cyclone Sanvu near Japan and a gale-force low developing near the eastern Aleutians are forecast to bring swells if they develop as the models are currently showing. If so, a small west-northwest swell and a larger north-northwest swell are possible next 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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