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Maui Surf Forecast for January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Chris Archer / ArcherShoots


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 4-6 4-6 4-6 8-12
West Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 2-4
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
East Facing 3-5 3-5 4-6 5-7
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds East winds 15 to 20 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.4 feet 06:30 AM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 03:21 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:10 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 1.6 feet 12:03 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds East winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.2 feet 04:14 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:10 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf will remain below advisory levels along all shores through Friday morning with the continued passage of smaller, moderate period northwest swells. Larger, longer period northwest swells are currently being generated by a storm force low off to the distant northwest. Faster, longer period front running swells are expected to arrive from this system in Kauai and maybe Oahu through the day Friday and into the evening hours. This will build surf along Kauai and Oahu's northern and western exposed shores to surf advisory levels during the later half of the day. Peak surf heights on Saturday may approach High Surf Warning levels along north and west-facing shorelines. This swell will quickly fade from Sunday into Monday.

Trade winds will begin to deliver relatively small, short period choppy wind waves onto east-facing coasts Friday. An increase in surf heights is expected through the weekend as trade winds further strengthen near and upstream of the islands. As a result of this higher trade wind wave swell, a High Surf Advisory for east-facing shores may be required and commence as early as Saturday. Small, long period background south southwest swells will provide a slight uptick to early week south-facing shore surf.

NORTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal surf (ankle or less) for the morning with a knee to thigh high NE short period wind swell filling in during the afternoon.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.

SOUTH SHORE

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with NNW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting WSW for the afternoon. Clean conditions are expected by late afternoon with NE winds less than 5mph.

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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