Maui Surf

Surf Report: Surges Expected in Kahului Harbor Today

January 31, 2017, 1:34 AM HST
* Updated January 30, 7:40 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: North, east and west shores of Molokai and north and east shores of Maui through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Small Craft Advisory: All waters and channels through 6 p.m. Monday.

Marine Weather Statement: A large north-northwest swell will shift around to the north-northeast through Wednesday. This will impact Kahului harbor with moderate harbor surges and large breaking waves at the harbor entrance. Mariners should use extreme caution when entering or leaving port and when mooring or launching vessels.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.


**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**




Maui Surf Forecast


North: Overhead to double overhead surf expected today with some of the best exposures maybe getting up to triple overhead on the sets. Swell shifting from northwest to northeast direction through the day.

West: Surf is ankle/waist high today. Spots catching some of the west-northwest wrap will be bigger.

South: Surf is ankle/waist high today. The best spots catching the wrap could get bigger.

Our current northwest pulse is expected to ease Tuesday. That same storm which generated the northwest pulse then re-intensifies to bring us a large north-northeast swell filling in Tuesday and peaking Wednesday before fading through the second half of the work week. Another small northwest is due in Thursday and Friday.

Nothing significant expected out of the South Pacific any time soon.

Keep in mind, surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.  

**Click here for your detailed Maui County weather report.**

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