January 25, 2019 Surf Forecast

January 25, 2019, 5:00 AM HST · Updated January 25, 5:00 AM
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday February 01: 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: Head high NW long period swell with occasional 1-3′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 10-15mph.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high W medium period swell in the morning builds for the afternoon with occasional sets up to thigh high.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the N.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high NW long period swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 10-15mph.

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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