Maui Surf

January 31, 2019 Surf Forecast

January 31, 2019, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday February 07: The current northwest swell will peak today, hold tonight, then lower on Friday. A new west-northwest swell is expected to peak below advisory levels late Saturday or Saturday night. A couple new west- northwest swells are then expected to arrive during the early to middle part of next week, the first peaking Monday night, and the second peaking Tuesday night, both just below advisory levels. Strong northeast winds will keep surf around advisory levels across east facing shores through Friday before slowly subsiding over the weekend. Surf will remain small along south facing shores through the middle of 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.

North

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Surf: Head high NW medium period swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead sets. This rotates more from the NNE during the afternoon.

Conditions: Choppy/disorganized with NE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting NNE for the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Knee high WNW long period swell with occasional waist high sets.

Conditions: Clean with NNE winds 15-20mph.

West

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high mix of NNE wind swell and NNW extra long period swell for the morning. The surf builds from the NNE into the chest to head high range for the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NE winds 10-15mph. Semi clean/textured conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNE 15-20mph.

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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