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June 14, 2018 Surf Forecast

June 14, 2018, 12:00 AM HST · Updated June 14, 12:00 AM
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday June 20: A small south swell will give a bump to south shore surf Thursday, with a slightly larger swell arriving Friday evening and lingering into the weekend. The second swell will likely top out just below advisory levels Friday night into Saturday. A pair of moderate northwest and west-northwest swells will build Thursday afternoon into Friday, then linger through the weekend. Typical short period trade wind swell can be expected along east facing shores before trending down late in the week through the weekend as the trades weaken. East Pacific tropical cyclones will also send a series of background long period east swells toward the islands through the weekend.
Surf heights are forecast heights of the face, or front, of waves. The surf forecast is based on the significant wave height, the average height of the one third largest waves, at the locations of the largest breakers. Some waves may be more than twice as high as the significant wave height. Expect to encounter rip currents in or near any surf zone.

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North

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high ENE wind swell.

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Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with E winds 10-15mph. Sideshore/choppy conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 15-20mph.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high S long period swell for the morning with occasional shoulder high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W less than 5mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high NNW medium period swell in the morning with occasional thigh high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean with ESE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting E 10-15mph in the afternoon.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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    Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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