Maui Surf

January 02, 2019 Surf Forecast

January 2, 2019, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH WEST AND EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday January 09: A moderate northwest swell will produce surf above advisory levels through early Thursday. The northwest swell will begin to decrease late Thursday and will be followed by a smaller reinforcing northwest swell late Friday into Saturday. Persistent moderate to strong trades will continue to produce rough, elevated surf along east facing shores through much of the week. The wind swell will be on the downward trend over the weekend as trades begin to ease.
Surf heights are forecast heights of the face, or front, of waves. The surf forecast is based on the significant wave height, the average height of the one third largest waves, at the locations of the largest breakers. Some waves may be more than twice as high as the significant wave height. Expect to encounter rip currents in or near any surf zone.

North

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Surf: Chest to head high NW ground swell with occasional slightly overhead high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Knee high WNW long period swell with occasional waist high sets.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high NW ground swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

**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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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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