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Maui Surf Forecast for March 09, 2021

March 9, 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 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5
West Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
East Facing 7-10 7-10 7-10 7-10
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Frequent showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.5 feet 07:55 AM HST.
High 1.0 feet 12:19 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:39 AM HST.
Sunset 6:33 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Frequent showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low -0.2 feet 06:14 PM HST.
High 2.4 feet 01:36 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.4 feet 08:07 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 01:02 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:38 AM HST.
Sunset 6:34 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A High Surf Advisory (HSA) is in effect for the east-facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and the Big Island to account for the continued greater than 8 foot surf that will impact most eastern exposures through the day. East-facing surf heights will remain elevated due to a combination of trade wind wave and eastern swell along with a small north swell wrap around northeastern shorelines. Surf heights along north and east-facing shorelines will remain uncertain this week due to a surface trough of low pressure laying across the islands. The location of this trough will disrupt the general large scale fresh to strong trade flow generated by the large scale pressure gradient from high pressure northeast of the chain.

Low, moderate period overlapping predominant north swells will cause surf heights along north and west-facing shores to remain well below winter averages through the week. Strong north winds setting up behind a passing late week eastern Pacific cold front will follow a great circle path directed toward the state. This will generate a long fetch region that may allow large, long period north northeast swells to propagate into the islands this weekend. These swells could produce XL surf along north and east-facing shores by the end of the week.

Very small, lower period south southwest swells will continue to create small surf along south-facing shores.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high ENE short period wind swell with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 15-20mph in the morning decreasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

SOUTH SHORE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. This becomes Semi glassy/semi bumpy for the afternoon.

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph in the morning decreasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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