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Maui Surf Forecast for January 23, 2021

January 23, 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 14-18 18-23 12-16 10-14
West Facing 3-5 4-6 3-5 3-5
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
East Facing 6-8 7-10 7-10 7-10
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Showers likely.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds Breezy. East winds around 25 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.0 feet 05:01 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:04 AM HST.
Sunset 6:11 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Showers likely.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds East winds around 20 mph.
Tides
Kahului High 2.0 feet 01:06 AM HST.
SUNDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Showers likely.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds Breezy. East winds 20 to 25 mph.
Tides
Kahului Low 0.9 feet 08:15 AM HST.
High 1.0 feet 10:38 AM HST.
Low -0.2 feet 05:44 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:04 AM HST.
Sunset 6:12 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Long-period energy from an incoming west-northwest swell has arrived to Kauai and Oahu and should reach Maui later this morning. This swell is expected to peak later today with an 18 second period and surf potentially approaching warning level along exposed north and west facing shores. The more westerly direction of this swell will allow west facing shores of the Big Island to experience high surf as well, likely by this afternoon. Swell and surf will lower gradually Sunday and Monday, then become rather small for this time of year on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Trades will strengthen this weekend, resulting in rough, short- period surf. An HSA is now in effect for exposed east facing shores and may need to be extended as strong trades persist for several days.

Small, mainly background, southerly swells are expected over the next several days. A small bump in south-southwest surf is expected to gradually fill in Monday, peak Monday night and Tuesday, then lower Wednesday through Thursday.

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NORTH SHORE

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am        pm  

Surf: Waist high NE short period wind swell with occasional stomach high sets.

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

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SOUTH SHORE

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST SIDE

am        pm  

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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