Hawaii Surf Reports

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Surf Report/Forecast


January 17-18, 2021

Forecast through next Saturd
ay: High Surf Warning is in effect as the largest NW swell of the winter season rapidly moves down the island chain, along exposed shores. The swell will gradually diminish from north to southeast through Sunday night, although a new NW swell arriving Monday, will likely push surf to warning levels once again…with peak surf heights lower than the current swell.      

Maui Beaches
Hana:       1-2   (measured in feet)
Hookipa:    5-9+  
Kanaha:    4-8+  
Kihei:       1  
Maalaea Bay:  1+
Lahaina:          1-2  
Upper West:    4-5+

Oahu Beaches
North Shore:  10-12+
West Shore:     7-10
South Shores:    1-2
East Shores:      1-2

Big Island
North Shore:  5-9
West Shore:   6+
South Shores:   1-2
East Shores:    1-2

North Shore:  10-12+
West Shore:   7-10
South Shore:   1+
East Shore:   1+

>>> The actual wave face sizes…are about twice the numbers noted above

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Waimea Buoy Kailua Buoy Lanai Buoy Barbers Point #2 Pauwela Maui Hilo Bay Kaneohe Bay Hanalei Kauai Kilo Nalu
Pat Caldwell 
Island swell shadow lines for Kauai
Island swell shadow lines for Oahu
Island swell shadow lines for Maui
Island swell shadow lines for Big Island

NOAA Wave Model – animated
Oceanweather wave model

Stormsurf swell model – the Pacific
Stormsurf wave model – local Hawaiian Islands

2021 Hawaiian Tide Information