Surf Report: High Surf Advisory Posted

October 24, 2017, 9:04 AM HST · Updated October 24, 9:04 AM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Flash Flood Watch: Through this afternoon. Heavy showers associated with an upper trough and cold front moving down the island chain could result in flash flooding.

High Surf Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Wednesday. North shores of Molokai and Maui.

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Wednesday for north winds 15 to 25 knots.

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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: Northwest swell is up to about double overhead.

    West: Surf heights are expected to be double overhead today for spots open to the northwest. Spots catching the southwest are forecast around waist/shoulder high.

    South: Spots catching the southwest could get up to waist/shoulder high.

    A northwest reinforcement is expected to fill in Wednesday with a larger northwest forecast for Friday.

    A fun south-southwest is expected to keep waves waist/chest/shoulder high through the middle of the week before slowly fading Thursday and into the weekend.

    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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