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Maui Surf Forecast for January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 10-14 8-12 7-10 6-8
West Facing 4-6 4-6 3-5 3-5
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
East Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 4-6
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.6 feet 06:29 AM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 02:27 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:09 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.3 feet 10:49 PM HST.
Low 1.3 feet 01:50 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds East winds 15 to 20 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.4 feet 06:30 AM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 03:21 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:10 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The most recent XL northwest turning north swell that has been producing large, rough and disorganized surf will gradually diminish through the day. Surf will remain below advisory heights along all shores through Thursday night. A high to near XL, long period northwest swell arrives Friday and Saturday. These swells are forecast to peak surf heights around warning levels along the smaller island northern and western exposed shorelines, near advisory levels along the Big Island's north and west shores.

Strengthened east trades near and upstream of the state will deliver shorter period, choppy wind wave swell through the week along eastern-facing shores. This may generate near 8 foot advisory surf along the state's eastern exposed coasts this weekend into early next week.

Severe gale force winds associated with a Tuesday Tasman Sea storm system will provide the fetch needed to send background southwest swells toward the islands. This may provide a small bump in south- facing shoreline surf to near typical winter time averages early next week.

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NORTH SHORE

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am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high N short period wind swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture and current in the morning with E winds 15-20mph. This becomes Sideshore/choppy for the afternoon.

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SOUTH SHORE

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 to the WNW.

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high N short period wind swell with occasional thigh high sets.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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