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Maui Surf Forecast for December 30, 2020

December 30, 2020, 6:00 AM HST
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Chris Archer / ArcherShoots

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 15-20 17-22 12-16 12-16
West Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
East Facing 4-6 4-6 5-7 6-8
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.8 feet 09:52 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 01:52 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:02 AM HST.
Sunset 5:55 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low -0.5 feet 08:21 PM HST.
High 2.6 feet 03:52 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.8 feet 10:31 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 01:59 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:02 AM HST.
Sunset 5:56 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A reinforcing northwest swell will be filling in through the day. This swell will easily maintain advisory level surf with an expected boost in surf today along the north and west-facing shorelines of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai along with the north-facing shores of Maui. Recent northwest offshore buoy observations have been observing solid early morning 12-14 foot, near 16 second swell energy that is timed to reach the Kauai and Oahu north and west-facing coasts later this morning. This latest swell energy may have surf reaching warning level heights later today and into tonight. These swells will gradually lower Thursday but yet another large northwest swell is scheduled to arrive through the early Friday morning hours. These swells are currently being generated by severe gale to storm force winds around a North Pacific low. Enough energy from this low should follow the northwest great circle path and clip the islands with near 14 foot, 17 second northwest swells early Friday. Surf should trend down over the weekend and likely fall below advisory thresholds.

Eastern shore surf will hold today and then pick late Thursday and stay up going into the weekend in response to strengthening upstream trade winds. Other than some wind-driven swell, minimal surf is expected along south-facing shores.

NORTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Sideshore texture and current in the morning with ESE winds 15-20mph. Sideshore/choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the E.

SOUTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 5-10mph.

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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