Both Northerly & Southerly Swells Holding Today

September 14, 2017, 1:50 AM HST · Updated September 14, 8:21 AM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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    Maui Surf Forecast

    North: Surf heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with the best breaks getting up to shoulder high on the sets in the morning.

    West: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best spots could get up to chest high on the sets. Spots blocked by our smaller islands will be smaller.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best spots could get up to chest high on the sets.

    Our current small southerly swell is forecast to hold through Thursday and begin fading Friday but keep some fun little waves going through the weekend. Meanwhile, another stronger storm with a wider fetch is forecast for the weekend with wave heights possibly up to waist/chest high.

    Our current northerly swell is below advisory levels but a couple feet higher than models originally projected. This swell is holding through Thursday before fading Friday.

    Small along east shores because of the light winds but picking up as we get into the weekend and trade winds build back in.

    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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