High Surf Advisory Still in Effect for East Shores

October 20, 2017, 8:44 AM HST · Updated October 20, 9:03 AM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Saturday.

High Surf Advisory: Until 6 a.m. Saturday for east facing shores.

Gale Warning: Through 6 p.m. Friday.

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**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 chest/head high today for spots open to the trade swell. Northwest swell is down to waist high or less. New north-northwest starts building this evening.

    West: Surf heights are expected to be chest/head high today for spots open to the trade swell. Spots not catching the trade swell but catching the northwest could get up to knee/waist high. Spots catching the southwest could get up to knee/waist high in the morning and dropping.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be chest/head high today for spots open to the trade swell. Spots not catching the trade swell but catching the northwest could get up to knee/waist high. Spots catching the southwest could get up to knee/waist high in the morning and dropping.

    Northeast trade swell for eastern exposures is forecast to hold up to chest / head high with overhead sets. A new north-northwest pulse is forecast to fill in Friday with another northwest pulse expected for Monday.

    Our current south swell is forecast to slowly fade for southern exposures through Saturday.

    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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