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Surf Kauai- Incredible Waves in this Hawaiian Island

    December 7-8
, 2022

Forecast through next WednesdayA medium-period northwest (310-320 degrees) swell is finally building across the local waters, and will be peaking. A High Surf Advisory (HSA) is in effect for north and west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai. North facing shores of Maui will approach, but not likely exceed HSA thresholds. Swell and surf heights will diminish quickly through Wednesday. A small north-northwest swell may arrive Thursday and Friday…slowing the decline of surf heights along north facing shores. Strengthening trade winds will bring increasing surf to east facing shores. Surf heights will remain elevated into the weekend, possibly large enough to require a HSA for east facing shores by Friday.    

Maui Beaches
Hana:                                    2-3       (measured in feet)
Hookipa:                              5-6  
Kanaha:                                5  
Kihei/Wailea:                        1/2  
Maalaea Bay:                         1
Lahaina:                                   1+  
Upper West:                          3

Oahu Beaches
North Shore:                           5-7
West Shore:                             3-4
South Shores:                          1+
East Shores:                            2-3

Big Island
North Shore:                           5
West Shore:                            3-4
South Shores:                           1+
East Shores:                            2-3

North Shore:                     5-7
West Shore:                       3-4
South Shore:                      1
East Shore:                        2+

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

Buoys surrounding the islands
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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

Tides for Hawaii