Advisory Level Swell Expected to Fill in Saturday

December 23, 2017, 1:10 AM HST · Updated December 22, 11:22 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Marine Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: For winds up to 25 knots. Posted through 6 p.m. Saturday.

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 waist/head high with overhead surf building in the afternoon. The best exposures could get up to overhead by sunset.

    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.

    A large northwest swell is forecast for the weekend. North and west shores could get up to advisory levels starting late Saturday through Sunday. The swell is forecast to peak Saturday night and begin fading on Sunday.

    Looking at the longer range, another large northwest swell is forecast to fill in late Tuesday and Wednesday bringing elevated surf to north and west shores which could possibly climb up to warning levels. Will also keep an eye on this developing situation.

    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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