January 24, 2019 Surf Forecast

January 24, 2019, 5:00 AM HST · Updated January 24, 5:00 AM
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday January 31: Surf along north and west facing shores will slowly lower through the weekend as a large west-northwest swell eases. A moderate long-period reinforcement will bring the surf back to around advisory-levels for north and west facing shores early next week. Advisory-level surf will be possible over the weekend along east facing shores as a short- period north-northeast swell fills in. A small background easterly swell will linger through the weekend before fading 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: 1-3′ overhead high NW ground swell for the morning. This fades in the afternoon with sets up to 1-2′ overhead high.

Conditions: Semi clean/textured in the morning with ESE winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the E.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high WNW ground swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WNW.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Stomach to shoulder high NNW ground swell for the morning. This fades in the afternoon with sets up to chest high.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 5-10mph.

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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