January 07, 2019 Surf Forecast

January 7, 2019, 5:00 AM HST · Updated January 7, 5:00 AM

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday January 14: Small to moderate northwest swells will persist through Friday, while the trade wind swell will gradually diminish early this week. A long period north-northeast swell arriving late Tuesday may cause surf heights to reach the High Surf Advisory criteria along east facing shores starting Wednesday. This swell will gradually diminish Thursday and Friday. A much larger northwest swell is expected to arrive Friday night. This swell may cause surf heights to reach the High Surf Warning thresholds along north and west facing shores next weekend.
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.



am        pm  

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

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 10-15mph.


am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell for the morning going more SSW during the day.

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


am        pm  

Surf: Knee high N wind swell.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ENE 10-15mph in 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.**


    Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com


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