Maui Surf

Warning Level Surf Expected By Sunset for Maui

January 18, 2017, 7:57 AM HST
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Warning: North shores of Maui and Molokai from noon Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday.

Small Craft Advisory: All island waters through 6 a.m. Thursday.

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.**

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Maui Surf Forecast

North: Surf is waist/head high in the morning from lingering swell. New swell builds and spots could get up to head high to overhead by sunset. Showing best for Ho’okipa eastward.

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West: Surf is pretty flat today for most westerly exposures with sets up to waist high from time to time at the best spots. Exposures with west-northwest wrap (and not blocked by our outer islands) will be bigger.

South: Surf is pretty flat today for most westerly exposures with sets up to waist high from time to time at the best spots.

A new elevated west-northwest swell is slated to build through Wednesday and peak in the overnight into Thursday morning up to double or triple overhead at the best exposures. Maybe bigger at Pe’ahi (Jaws). The swell starts easing into Friday but a reinforcement is right behind it. The new swell is expected to build Friday and peak late that day, then hold into Saturday morning and ease late Saturday into Sunday.

Saturday and Saturday night a High Surf Advisory is forecast for east facing shores.

A small southwest swell is forecast for the 22nd through the 24th.

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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