NW & SW Swells Fading, Trade Swell Eases as Winds Ease

September 29, 2017, 1:59 AM HST · Updated September 28, 11:16 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: In effect from 6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.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 waist high today. The best exposures could get up to tummy/chest high on the sets.

    West: Surf heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. The best breaks could get up to waist high on the sets. Spots like Kihei will be blocked from this energy and pretty flat.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. Best breaks could be up to waist high on the sets.

    Surf is forecast to remain below advisory levels with surf along south facing shores staying small through the end of the work week with just background southeast and southwest swells in the mix. Hawaii could see a swell out of the south-southeast late next week. Will keep an eye on it.

    Our current small pulse from the northwest continues to gradually ease. A bit bigger northwest swell is forecast for next week Monday.

    A slight rise is expected for surf along east facing shores into Friday as the trades strengthen slightly but as winds weaken the swell will again ease up.

    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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