Wed, January 17, 2018

Maui Surf Report


Current conditions overview

    Building high pressure far north of the state will bring strong trade winds and elevated, rough seas through Thursday night. As the high moves away from the area later this week, the trades will gradually weaken to moderate speeds. A surface trough developing west of the area this weekend is expected to produce much lighter winds by Sunday.

Maui leeward waters forecast

Leeward waters are on the western shores of the Hawaiian Islands. If you are on the beaches of South Kihei, they are right out front.

  • Headlines: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING
  • TONIGHT: Northeast winds to 30 knots. Wind waves around 10 feet. Northwest swell 8 feet.
  • THURSDAY: East winds to 30 knots. Wind waves around 12 feet. Northwest swell 5 feet.
  • THURSDAY NIGHT: East winds to 30 knots. Wind waves around 13 feet. North swell 5 feet. Isolated showers.
  • FRIDAY: East winds 20 knots. Wind waves around 8 feet. North swell 4 feet. Isolated showers.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT: East winds 15 knots. Wind waves around 7 feet. North swell 3 feet. Isolated showers in the evening.
  • SATURDAY: Northeast winds 15 knots in the morning, becoming variable less than 10 knots. Wind waves around 6 feet. North swell 3 feet. Isolated showers in the morning.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT: Winds variable less than 10 knots. Wind waves around 4 feet. North swell 3 feet. Isolated showers.
  • SUNDAY: Winds variable less than 10 knots, becoming northeast 10 knots. Wind waves around 4 feet. Northwest swell 3 to 5 feet. Isolated showers.
  • MONDAY: Northeast winds 10 knots. Wind waves around 3 feet. Northwest swell 5 feet. Isolated showers.

Maui windward waters forecast

Windward waters are on the eastern and northeastern shores of the Hawaiian Islands. Surf spots in Hana and Haiku/Paia would fall into this category.

  • Headlines: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING
  • TONIGHT: East winds to 30 knots. Wind waves around 11 feet. Northwest swell 12 feet. Isolated showers.
  • THURSDAY: East winds to 30 knots. Wind waves around 13 feet. Northwest swell 8 feet. Swell southeast 3 feet. Isolated showers.
  • THURSDAY NIGHT: East winds to 30 knots. Wind waves around 13 feet. North swell 6 feet and southeast 3 feet. Scattered showers.
  • FRIDAY: East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves around 12 feet. Mixed swell north 5 feet and southeast 3 feet. Scattered showers.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT: East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves around 11 feet. Mixed swell north 4 feet and southeast 3 feet. Scattered showers.
  • SATURDAY: East winds 20 knots. Wind waves around 10 feet. Mixed swell north 3 feet and southeast 3 feet. Scattered showers, mainly in the morning.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT: Southeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves around 8 feet. Mixed swell northwest 4 feet and southeast 3 feet. Scattered showers, mainly in the evening.
  • SUNDAY: East winds 10 knots. Wind waves 6 to 7 feet. Northwest swell 5 to 7 feet and southeast 3 feet. Scattered showers.
  • MONDAY: East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 to 6 feet. Northwest swell 7 to 8 feet. Showers likely.

Maui surf report for major surf spots for January 17

  • RAINBOWS : Surf: 0-1 ft.
  • LAHAINA HARBOR - BREAKWALL : Surf: 0-1 ft.
  • OLOWALU : Surf: Flat.
  • MA'ALAEA HARBOR : Surf: Flat.
  • HONOKOHAU BAY : Surf: 10-11 ft. :
  • KAHULUI HARBOR : Surf: 7-8 ft. :
  • KANAHA : Surf: 3-4 ft. :
  • HO'OKIPA : Surf: 12-14 ft. :
  • PEAHI (JAWS) : Surf: 13-14 ft. :
  • TAVARES BAY, MAUI : Surf: 7-8 ft. :
  • HONOMANU BAY : Surf: 7-8 ft. :
  • HANA BAY : Surf: 6-7 ft. :
  • THE COVE : Surf: 0-1 ft. :
  • BIG BEACH - LITTLE BEACH : Surf: Flat. :
  • DUMPS : Surf: Flat. :
  • LA PEROUSE BAY : Surf: 0-1 ft. :

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