Maui Surf

January 04, 2019 Surf Forecast

January 4, 2019, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday January 11: The current northwest swell will continue to slowly decline today and will be reinforced by a small northwest swell later tonight. A moderate size northwest and north swell is expected during the middle of next week. Larger swells will be possible towards the end of next week as a active weather pattern develops in the north pacific. Persistent moderate to strong trades will continue to produce rough, elevated surf along east facing shores through Saturday or Saturday night. East shore surf is expected to steadily decline Sunday through early next week as the trade winds diminish.
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: Waist to chest high mix of NW ground swell and ENE medium period swell for the morning with occasional shoulder sets. The size drops a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with E winds 20-25mph.

South

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Surf: Ankle to knee high WNW ground swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with NNW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting W 5-10mph in the afternoon.

West

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

Conditions: Clean with E winds 20-25mph.

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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