Forecast: Surf starting to pick up as new northwest swell builds

Forecast: Surf starting to pick up as new northwest swell builds

Trade winds will dominate our weather for the next week with a surface high pressure remaining to the north of the islands.

Trades will be moderate to locally breezy.

Clouds and showers are expected to linger over windward portions of Maui and the Big Island this morning, with clearer/drier conditions this afternoon.

Passing showers will be found over windward neighborhoods on all islands through the weekend. Trades may lighten briefly this weekend.

The new long period west northwest swell has been building over the coastal waters overnight and will peak today. The National Weather Service forecasts 12-15 feet north, 8-10 feet west, 3-5 feet east, 1-3 feet south. A small south swell is possible Friday and Saturday.

High Surf Advisory for north and west shores of Niihau and Kauai... north shores of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui.

Small Craft Advisory for all channel waters, coastal waters surrounding Kauai, and windward coastal waters from Oahu to Maui County.

- Dan Cooke

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