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Maui Surf Forecast for January 07, 2021

January 7, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 18-23 18-23 14-18 14-18
West Facing 5-7 5-7 3-5 3-5
South Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
East Facing 2-4 2-4 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.6 feet 08:31 AM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 04:07 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:04 AM HST.
Sunset 6:00 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.9 feet 11:55 PM HST.
Low 1.2 feet 05:39 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Sunny.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
north in the afternoon.
Tides
Kahului High 1.4 feet 09:29 AM HST.
Low -0.2 feet 04:53 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:04 AM HST.
Sunset 6:01 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A series of large northwest swells will propagate through island waters the next several days. The offshore northwest buoys have been picking up on the next northwest swell energy that will be filling in this morning and producing XL surf along northern and western-exposed smaller island shorelines today. NOAA buoy 51001 swell observations have been steadily rising this morning with reported 13 to 14 foot, 14 to 15 second energy. This swell energy does have the potential to peak surf at or above warning levels today and will definitely keep surf well above advisory levels along Kauai to Maui's northern and western shorelines.

The High Surf Advisory (HSA) has been extended in time for these shores through 6 AM HST Friday to account for a delayed lowering in swell and resultant surf. The next large north northwest swell arrives Saturday and Sunday. This particular swell may have more of a northerly component as it clips the northern coastal waters. A more northerly direction could sneak into those western Maui swell 360 to 010 degree windows and generate higher surf over more northern-exposed Maui shorelines. The next in this line of winter swells are timed to reach the Hawaiian waters Monday and Tuesday. Weakening trades will create relatively small, short period eastern shore surf from Friday into the weekend.

NORTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 20-25mph.

SOUTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy with NNW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting WNW for the afternoon.

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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