Kauai Surf Forecast for January 19, 2023
|Weather||Partly sunny. Hazy. Numerous showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
|High Temperature||In the upper 70s.|
|Winds||South winds around 5 mph, becoming
southeast in the afternoon.
|Sunrise||7:19 AM HST.|
|Sunset||6:17 PM HST.|
A northwest swell will maintain moderate surf along north facing shores today. A larger northwest swell should bring advisory level surf to north and west facing shores Friday, then dip below advisory levels Saturday. A much larger northwest swell is expected to ramp up quickly Saturday night, peak Sunday, then slowly decline Monday through mid-week next week. Surf heights will reach well above warning thresholds and possibly approach over 40 feet during the peak of the swell along north facing exposures of the smaller islands. The combination of rising surf and the high tides from the new moon Saturday night and Sunday night could produce coastal impacts with waves washing across roads near the shorelines.
Background south swell energy is expected through the weekend. A new small long-period south swell could give south shore surf a minor boost early next week. Surf along east facing shores will remain small due to the lack of trade winds over and upstream of the islands.