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 January 20-21
, 2022

Forecast through next Thursday
A current advisory level west-northwest swell will lower gradually through Thursday night. A larger northwest swell is expected to fill in Friday, peak Friday night, then lower gradually Saturday through Sunday. Surf heights are expected to reach or exceed High Surf Warning criteria during the peak of this swell. Another, but smaller northwest swell is expected to fill in Sunday night, peak Monday, then lower gradually Tuesday. Advisory level surf is expected during the peak of this swell. A small east-northeast swell is possible over the weekend, generated by a developing gale low east of the state. There will also be a slight increase in short period choppy surf for east facing shores over the weekend and on into early next week, as light to moderate trade winds return. No other significant swells are expected.    

Maui Beaches
Hana:                              1+     (measured in feet)
Hookipa:                        4-5  
Kanaha:                          3-4  
Kihei:                               1-2+  
Maalaea Bay:                 0-1
Lahaina:                         0-1  
Upper West:                  4+

Oahu Beaches
North Shore:                 5-7
West Shore:                  3-5
South Shores:                0-1
East Shores:                   1+

Big Island
North Shore:                4+
West Shore:                  4
South Shores:               0-1
East Shores:                  1+

North Shore:              5-7
West Shore:                3-5
South Shore:              0-1/2
East Shore:                 1

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

Buoy 51000 Buoy 51100 Buoy 51003 Buoy 51004
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