Maui Surf

Maui Surf Forecast for January 04, 2021

January 4, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Tuesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 10-15 14-18 12-16 12-16
West Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
East Facing 3-5 3-5 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 2.3 feet 06:21 AM HST.
Low 0.6 feet 01:36 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:04 AM HST.
Sunset 5:58 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.0 feet 06:23 PM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 11:42 PM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 2.1 feet 07:00 AM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 02:28 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:04 AM HST.
Sunset 5:59 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Trade winds have decreased to moderate to fresh levels this morning, prompting cancellation of the Small Craft Advisory for waters around Maui and the Big Island. Winds will remain at this strength through Tuesday as a front approaches from the northwest. Trade winds will strengthen again around mid- week.

Swell heights at the NOAA buoys northwest of the main islands are high enough to generate advisory level surf across exposed shores, so a High Surf Advisory is now in effect for north and west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai as well as for north facing shores of Maui. This advisory is in effect through Tuesday afternoon, but may need to be extended. A larger northwest swell is forecast to build Tuesday night, with another large northwest swell expected Wednesday night and Thursday. These swells may produce warning level surf along north and west facing shores Wednesday through Thursday. Surf is expected to drop back below advisory levels by Friday night.

Surf along east facing shores will subside over the next few days as trade winds weaken. South shore surf will remain small through the coming week.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi clean/sideshore texture and current in the morning with ESE winds 15-20mph. Sideshore/choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the E.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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 WNW.

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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