NNW Swell Continues, Trade Swell Builds Today

October 4, 2017, 1:36 AM HST · Updated October 3, 10:13 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: In effect through 6 a.m. Friday with east winds up to 25 knots and seas up to 10 feet.

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/shoulder high today.

    West: Spots catching northwest swell could get up to waist/shoulder high today. Spots open to the southwest may get up to waist high.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best breaks could get a bit bigger on the sets.

    New small southwest is forecast to peak Wednesday and fade thereafter. A south-southeast will blend in to that. Not expected to get very much past waist high. A south-southeast will blend in to that. Not expected to get very much past waist high.

    Fun north-northwest pulse is forecast to gradually ease up through Wednesday. A small north-northwest reinforcement is forecast to fill in Wednesday night but it should be short-lived and fade pretty fast on Thursday.

    Trade swell is forecast to continue to build Wednesday and could be at advisory levels by Thursday.

    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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