Hawaii Surf Reports

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Surf Report/Forecast

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 October 31 – November 1, 2020




Forecast through next Satur
dayThe recent low period northern swell coming across the islands, from the western side fetch generation area along broad low pressure northeast of the state, has produced below normal north facing shore surf. This swell is dampening out due to weakening upstream northwesterly winds from the northeastern exiting low away from the state. A series of Aleutian systems, one passing just south of the Aleutian Islands, and a second system replacing it early Monday, will generate gale level source regions, that will be aimed more southeast than south of the islands. The islands will still get into some of the action as some of the energy clips the state from these passing smaller but longer period northwestern swells. These swells are timed to come and peak surf late Saturday through Sunday and then again on Monday, producing near average early November surf along north facing shorelines. South facing shore surf will remain small into the new week, due to a mix of background small, long period southerly swells, that will be the product of ongoing gales within the far southern hemispheric latitudes. Expect continued small surf along east facing shorelines this weekend. East facing shore surf may trend slightly upward early in the new week, in response to returning trades. Eastern shore surf will only be the direct product of wind driven waves.  

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

Oahu Beaches
North Shore:     2-3
West Shore:       1-2
South Shores:      1+
East Shores:     0-1

Big Island
North Shore:   2-3
West Shore:     1-2
South Shores:    1+
East Shores:    0-1

Kauai
North Shore:    2-3
West Shore:     1-2
South Shore:   1
East Shore:   0-1

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

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Pat Caldwell – NWS
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


2020 Hawaiian Tide Information