XXL Swell Expected to Build Today

December 12, 2017, 1:38 AM HST · Updated December 11, 9:49 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Marine Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

There are no marine alerts posted at this time. We anticipate a Small Craft Advisory and at least advisory level surf.

Check our breaking news section for any weather alerts or updates that may have popped up since this forecast was posted. 

**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: Wave heights are expected to be head high to overhead in the morning and quickly building to double to triple overhead or more.

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

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

    Our current north-northwest swell continues to ease today. An even larger north-northwest has already showed up on some buoys and is expected to fill in Tuesday, peak Tuesday night into Wednesday and bring another round of warning level surf to the state. Lots of variation for this swell since it’s coming from 330°… some spots are expected to reach advisory level depending on how exposed they are.

    A cold front is forecast to move down the island chain today.

    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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