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Maui Surf Forecast for December 24, 2020

December 24, 2020, 6:00 AM HST
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Chris Archer / ArcherShoots

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 16-20 18-24 14-18 14-18
West Facing 2-4 2-4 1-3 1-3
South Facing 4-7 4-7 2-4 2-4
East Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Sunny.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.5 feet 10:11 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 05:18 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:00 AM HST.
Sunset 5:52 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.9 feet 12:45 AM HST.

Swell Summary

A large long period northwest swell will continue to build from northwest to southeast down the island chain this morning, peak this afternoon into this evening, then slowly decline late tonight through the weekend. The High Surf Advisory for north and west facing shores of the smaller islands exposed to this swell has been extended through 6 AM Friday, and this may very well need to be extended right through Christmas Day. Additionally, west facing shores of the Big Island may see surf approach advisory levels tonight and Friday. North shore surf should then hold below advisory thresholds Friday night through Monday night, although a small reinforcing northwest swell will move through the islands Sunday through Monday. The next significant northwest swell appears to build on Tuesday, and may reach High Surf Warning levels along exposed north and west facing shores around the middle of next week.

An out-of-season long period south swell will continue to bring elevated surf to south facing shores today with a slow decline expected through Christmas Day. No other significant south swells are expected through the middle of next week.

East shore surf will remain small through Christmas Day, then build as a new northeast swell arrives Friday night and Saturday as the trades increase over and upstream of the islands. This northeast swell may boost east shore surf to near advisory levels Saturday night and Sunday, before declining Sunday night and Monday. East shore surf will then hold steady in the 3-5 foot range Monday night through the middle of next week.

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NORTH SHORE

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am        pm  

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

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with ENE winds 10-15mph. This becomes Sideshore texture/chop for the afternoon.

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SOUTH SHORE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNW.

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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