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Maui Surf Forecast for March 02, 2021

March 2, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES


Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 6-8
West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 1-3
East Facing 8-12 7-10 7-10 5-7
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 20 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low -0.1 feet 10:48 AM HST.
High 1.8 feet 05:07 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:45 AM HST.
Sunset 6:31 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 10:56 PM HST.
High 1.8 feet 04:42 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northeast winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low -0.1 feet 11:21 AM HST.
Sunrise 6:44 AM HST.
Sunset 6:31 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Large trade wind-driven seas will maintain high surf along east facing shores into Wednesday. Nearshore buoys have been holding at 9 to 11 feet with near 11 second periods. Fully-developed seas will continue to produce rough east shoreline surf above the 8 foot High Surf Advisory (HSA) threshold through Wednesday afternoon. As trade winds over and upstream of the islands weaken through the middle of the week, surf along eastern exposures will lower to borderline HSA levels by Wednesday evening. Expect east shore surf to be just below HSA levels late this week and during the weekend.

Surf will remain below advisory levels on all other shores through Thursday. Exposed sections of both north and south-facing shores will pull in some trade wind swell wrap and keep south shore surf near winter averages today to be followed by a decline from today through Wednesday. Moderate height, long period northwest swells will begin arriving Wednesday afternoon and evening, peaking surf along north and west-facing shores late Thursday into Friday. Fortifying secondary north swells will arrive on Friday and clip the islands. While the bulk of this northern swell energy will pass to the east of the chain, there will be enough energy to keep surf at, or slightly above, HSA heights both Friday and Saturday. These swells will diminish through the weekend and lower surf below HSA thresholds by Saturday evening.

NORTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Waist to stomach high NE short period wind swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with E winds 25-30mph.

SOUTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 20-25mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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