SW & NW Swells Linger, Fade Over Weekend

September 8, 2017, 1:53 AM HST · Updated September 7, 10:38 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: In effect through 6 p.m. Friday.

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 head high to overhead today and strongest early in the day.

    West: Surf heights are expected to be waist/chest high today. Spots blocked by islands could be flat.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be waist/chest high today. Spots blocked by islands could be flat.

    Our current south swell is forecast to hold pretty steady through the end of the work week and shift more southeasterly, then fade over the weekend. Nothing of note is expected out of the South Pacific until about mid-month.

    A series of northerly swells is expected. The largest is expected to begin fading Friday and into the weekend. A small west-northwest swell is also in the mix but expected to fade out over the weekend as well. Another reinforcing swell from the north-northwest is due in next week Tuesday / Wednesday maybe up to chest high on the sets. Will keep an eye on it.

    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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