Maui Surf

Maui Surf Forecast for December 29, 2020

December 29, 2020, 6:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 10-14 15-20 17-22 17-22
West Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
East Facing 4-6 3-5 3-5 3-5
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.8 feet 09:15 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 01:18 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:02 AM HST.
Sunset 5:55 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low -0.5 feet 07:47 PM HST.
High 2.6 feet 03:17 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.8 feet 09:52 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 01:52 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:02 AM HST.
Sunset 5:55 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A large, long-period northwest swell has arrived in the local waters and will continue to fill in through the morning. This swell will push surf to warning level for north and west facing shores of Niihau through Oahu, and advisory level for north and west Molokai and north Maui shores as it peaks tonight into early Wednesday. This swell will gradually lower into Thursday. A reinforcing, similarly- sized northwest swell is forecast to fill in Thursday with peak surf Thursday night into Friday, followed by a gradual lowering later Friday. These swells, combined with high astronomical tides, may cause some coastal water inundation along low-lying areas, especially during early morning high tides.

East shore surf will slowly decline as the trades ease, especially for the western half of the state. However, due to a fairly long upstream fetch, waves may remain elevated for the eastern half of the state. East shore surf will rise again everywhere toward the end of the week with the strengthening trades.

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 15-20mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 20-25mph.

SOUTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 5-10mph.

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with ESE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting E 20-25mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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