January 19, 2019 Surf Forecast

January 19, 2019, 5:00 AM HST · Updated January 19, 5:00 AM

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday January 26: The current north-northwest swell will gradually decline through the weekend, followed by a series of overlapping northwest swells next week. The first swell will produce moderate surf below advisory levels Monday and Tuesday. The next swell will arrive Tuesday and result in surf well above advisory levels for north and west facing shores Tuesday night and Wednesday. As this swell declines Thursday, a large reinforcing northwest swell will build, possibly leading to warning level surf late Thursday and Friday. Short period swell from the east will produce a small bump in east shore surf this weekend, with another increase possible around Wednesday. No significant south swells are due.
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: Chest to head high NNW medium period swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.


am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high WNW medium period swell with occasional chest high sets.

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


am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high NNW medium period swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph 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.**


    Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com



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