Maui Surf

January 06, 2019 Surf Forecast

January 6, 2019, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday January 13: A moderate sized north-northeast long-period swell expected Wednesday will generate advisory-level surf along east facing shores, which should hold through Thursday. A similar sized north swell is expected Thursday night through Friday that will generate near advisory level surf for north facing shores as it peaks. A small to moderate northwest swell expected Wednesday will hold into Thursday, then steadily fade. A significant northwest swell is possible over the upcoming weekend, that could generate surf well above the warning criteria for north and west facing shores.
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 high NNW medium period swell in the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This drops into the knee to thigh range for the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Fairly clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 5-10mph.

South

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Surf: Knee high SW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WSW.

West

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Surf: Knee to thigh high N medium period swell for the morning drops a bit during the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean with S winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting ENE for the afternoon.

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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