Maui Surf

Maui Surf Forecast for December 22, 2020

December 22, 2020, 6:03 AM HST
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Chris Archer / ArcherShoots


Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 4-6 4-6 8-12 12-16
West Facing 2-4 2-4 3-5 5-7
South Facing 2-4 2-4 6-8 4-6
East Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. A slight chance of
showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.7 feet 08:44 AM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 04:25 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:59 AM HST.
Sunset 5:51 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. A slight chance of
showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.3 feet 11:35 PM HST.
Low 1.1 feet 03:45 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Sunny.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.6 feet 09:29 AM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 04:52 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:59 AM HST.
Sunset 5:51 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The recent west to northwest swell will maintain somewhat elevated surf along many north and west-facing shores through today as it fades. A large, long-period northwest swell is scheduled to arrive late tonight into early Wednesday with surf peaking Wednesday night, then slowly diminishing Christmas Day into the weekend. This will result in rapidly rising surf on Wednesday and a multi- day High Surf Advisory (HSA) for exposed north and west facing shorelines. The more westerly direction to this swell could potentially lift surf near advisory level along the southern Kona Coast, as well.

An out-of-season south swell will build in over the next couple of days, with max surf heights potentially reaching advisory level along south-facing shores Wednesday. As trades become quite strong going into the holiday weekend, east-facing shore rough conditions will likely require an HSA.

NORTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

Conditions: Semi clean/textured in the morning with ESE winds 10-15mph. Sideshore/choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 15-20mph.

SOUTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy with N winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting WNW for the afternoon.

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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