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Maui Surf Forecast for December 31, 2020

December 31, 2020, 6:00 AM HST
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Chris Archer / ArcherShoots

HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 12-16 28-35 23-29 18-23
West Facing 2-4 3-5 2-4 2-4
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
East Facing 4-6 3-5 6-8 6-8
REST OF TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy until 6 AM, then mostly
sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds East winds 15 to 20 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.8 feet 10:31 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 01:59 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:02 AM HST.
Sunset 5:56 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds 15 to 20 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low -0.5 feet 08:55 PM HST.
High 2.6 feet 04:30 AM HST.

Swell Summary

Current northwest swells continue to hold with only a minor decrease in overnight swells keeping early morning surf heights below warning levels. A large northwest swell (13 to 14 foot, 16 to 17 second energy) generated by a North Pacific storm is just beginning to pass across the northwest offshore buoys before sunrise. These swells will be reaching the western island north and west-facing shorelines around noon. These latest swells will boost surf back up to warning heights today and hold warning level surf through Friday. Thus, the ongoing High Surf Warning for exposed north and west-facing shores will be in effect through Friday afternoon. These swells are expected to peak tonight and will steadily decline from Friday into Saturday. Lower northwest swells will begin arriving over the weekend and peak Sunday and Monday. The combination of these swells and higher astronomical tides may result in minor coastal water inundation within low-lying areas during morning high tides the next couple of days.

Surf along east-facing shores will gradually increase through Friday in response to the strengthened trades. Eastern exposed shoreline surf may approach advisory levels of 8 feet on Friday. Wind-driven swell or some easterly wrap will maintain near seasonable surf along south-facing shores.

NORTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to thigh high NE short period wind swell with occasional waist high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 20-25mph in the morning decreasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

SOUTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with NW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting WSW 5-10mph in the afternoon.

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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