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Maui Surf Forecast for January 09, 2021

January 9, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Sunday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 8-12 16-20 12-16 12-16
West Facing 1-3 4-6 6-8 6-8
South Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
East Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 1.1 feet 07:02 AM HST.
High 1.3 feet 10:33 AM HST.
Low -0.4 feet 05:37 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:02 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 60s.
Winds East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 2.6 feet 01:26 AM HST.
SUNDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.9 feet 07:59 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 11:35 AM HST.
Sunrise 7:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:02 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A new north-northwest swell will build quickly late this morning through the afternoon, with surf reaching advisory thresholds along exposed north and west facing shores. As a result, a High Surf Advisory is now in effect for most north and west facing shores of the smaller islands. The advisory will likely need to be expanded to include north facing shores of the Big Island tonight. Advisory level surf is expected to hold in place across most north and west facing shores through Sunday, before declining below advisory levels Sunday night. Surf could rise back above advisory levels along most north and west facing shores as early as Monday afternoon, as a new northwest swell arrives and holds at advisory levels into Tuesday night. After another brief drop below advisory levels on Wednesday, a new large northwest swell will likely bring advisory level surf to north and west facing shores Wednesday night through Friday, with the potential for warning level surf on Thursday.

Surf along east facing shores will remain small through next week due to a lack of trade winds over and upstream of the islands. The one exception will be for areas with a northern exposure. Surf along south facing shores will remain small through next week with mainly background energy moving through. A small south- southwest swell may give a small boost to south shore surf around the middle of next week.

NORTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting E 10-15mph in the afternoon.

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. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SSE.

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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