January 15, 2019 Surf Forecast

January 15, 2019, 5:00 AM HST · Updated January 15, 5:00 AM
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HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday January 22: The current northwest swell will bring surf close to warning levels this afternoon and tonight, with advisory level surf likely continuing through the day on Wednesday. A large, short period, north-northwest swell could bring advisory level surf to north and west facing shores Thursday night and Friday, then slowly fade through the weekend. Surf is expected to remain small on other shores through early next week.
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.

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North

am        pm  

Surf: Overhead high NW long period swell with occasional double overhead high sets.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the early morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting E 10-15mph.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high long period swell with occasional waist sets. The swell will be coming from the WNW in the morning and shift to the SW during the day.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Chest to shoulder high NNW long period swell with occasional head high sets.

Conditions: Clean with SE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting ENE 10-15mph in the afternoon.

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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