NNW Shifting, Advisory Surf Still Expected

December 26, 2017, 1:15 AM HST · Updated December 25, 9:02 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Marine Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: For east shores through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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 shoulder high with slightly overhead surf dropping 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 is forecast to slowly fade and shift out of the north by early Tuesday. Elevated surf is expected to be at advisory levels for east-facing shores through Tuesday afternoon.

    A front is forecast to move down the island chain Tuesday into Wednesday.

    As that low moves past to the north is should produce a swell late Wednesday into Thursday, peaking Thursday below advisory levels for north shores but possibly at advisory levels for east exposed shores.

    A small south-southwest swell could bring a little bump Wednesday as well.

    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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