January 19, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Thursday January 25: Winds are forecast to trend down over the weekend, but surf along east facing shores will likely hold around advisory levels due to strong trades remaining in place well east of the state. Surf along north and west facing shores will trend down through Friday, remaining below advisory levels through the weekend. A small northwest swell is expected Sunday, that will be reinforced with a moderate northwest swell by Monday, potentially reaching advisory levels. This reinforcement will peak by late Monday, then gradually lower through midweek.
Surf heights are forecast heights of the face, or front, of waves. The surf forecast is based on the significant wave height, the average height of the one third largest waves, at the locations of the largest breakers. Some waves may be more than twice as high as the significant wave height. Expect to encounter rip currents in or near any surf zone.
Surf: Chest to shoulder high ENE medium period swell.
Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with E winds 25-30mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high S long period swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. This becomes Semi glassy/semi bumpy for the afternoon.
Surf: Head high medium period swell for the morning with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 20-25mph.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**