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Maui Surf Forecast for January 01, 2021

January 1, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Chris Archer / ArcherShoots

HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Saturday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 26-33 21-27 16-20 10-14
West Facing 4-6 4-6 2-4 1-3
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
East Facing 5-7 5-7 6-8 6-8
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds East winds around 20 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.8 feet 11:16 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 03:01 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:03 AM HST.
Sunset 5:56 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds around 20 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low -0.4 feet 09:32 PM HST.
High 2.5 feet 05:06 AM HST.
SATURDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds East winds around 20 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.8 feet 12:00 PM HST.
High 1.1 feet 03:46 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:03 AM HST.
Sunset 5:57 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A steady decline in surf will occur through the day as these recent large northwest swells gradually diminish through Saturday. Surf heights of greater than 30 feet along northern exposed shorelines and 20 feet along west shores are peaking early this morning and are anticipated to fall back to advisory levels by this evening. Recent northwest offshore buoy observations are depicting a leveling off of these latest northwest swells. This morning's nearshore buoy readings near Waimea Bay are still holding fairly strong with around 10 foot, 15 second swell energy moving in. Swells are expected to slowly veer more north as energy steady declines Friday into Saturday. The new year will begin with a series of weekend smaller, long period north northwest swells. A new larger, long period northwest swell will build in Sunday into Monday. These early week swells will likely lift north and possibly west-facing surf back up to advisory levels.

Surf along eastern exposed shores will steadily rise today in response to amped up trades both locally and upstream of the state. Surf along east-facing shores could reach advisory thresholds either today or tomorrow (Saturday). With no anticipated incoming southerly swell energy, south-facing shore surf should remain low even by winter season standards.

NORTH SHORE

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Surf: Knee to thigh high NE short period wind swell for the morning with occasional waist high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with E winds 20-25mph.

SOUTH SHORE

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Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with SW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting WSW 5-10mph in the afternoon.

WEST SIDE

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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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