Waves Expected to Drop Below Advisory Levels for Weekend

December 2, 2017, 1:12 AM HST · Updated December 1, 11:25 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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Marine Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Wind Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Sunday for the island of Lāna’i. Northeast winds from 20 to 35 mph and gusting up to 50 mph.

High Surf Advisory: North and east facing shores of Maui & Molokai through 6 a.m. Saturday.

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Saturday for east winds up to 25 knots and seas from 8 to 11 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.**



    Maui Surf Forecast

    North: Wave heights are expected to be head high to a couple feet overhead today. Ten foot faces are possible at the best exposures early in the day.

    West: Wave heights are expected to be knee high or less today out of the south. Spots catching the northwest wrap will be bigger depending on the exposure to the swell.

    South: Surf heights expected around knee high or less today.

    Our current north-northwest is expected to fade over the weekend. A new swell is forecast to begin filling in Sunday and Sunday night. Near advisory level surf is expected Monday. Tuesday we could be at warning levels.

    A northeast reinforcement is forecast for the weekend.

    A small, long-period south swell is forecast to fill in Saturday and linger through Sunday morning.

    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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