NNW Easing, New Warning Level Swell Expected Soon

December 11, 2017, 1:16 AM HST · Updated December 10, 9:48 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

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

High Surf Warning: Through 6 a.m. Monday for north and west shores of Molokai and north shores of Maui.

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Monday for high seas.

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 double to triple overhead today with bigger sets for select reefs early in the day. Swell decreasing through the day.

    West: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less today. Spots catching the northwest wrap will be bigger.

    South: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less today.

    Our current north-northwest swell peaked yesterday and elevated surf will continue for most north facing shores and some west facing shores. This swell should begin to fade on Monday.

    An even larger north-northwest expected to fill in late Tuesday and Wednesday bringing another round of warning level surf to the state.

    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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